Guidelines for the management of thoracic aortic disease in 2017

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jan;67(1):59-65. doi: 10.1007/s11748-017-0831-8. Epub 2017 Oct 13.


This review provides a general overview of the consensus statement from the 2010 more recent updates AHA/ACC Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease, and highlights current practice patterns. The suggestions herein are intended to facilitate clinical decision making in the management of thoracic aortic disease. The main intent of this report is to highlight screening, surveillance, initial and definitive management of thoracic aortic disease, and special populations that should be considered.

Keywords: Guidelines; Management; Thoracic aortic aneurysm; Thoracic aortic disease; Thoracic aortic dissection.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Diseases / therapy*
  • Disease Management*
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Retrospective Studies