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New prognostic indicator for type B aortic dissection

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.335.7613.229 (Published 02 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:229

Most people who have an acute dissection of the descending aorta leave hospital alive. But longer term mortality is high. In a recent cohort, almost a quarter (24.9%) of 201 patients died within three years of their index admission. All …

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