Modern Management of Type B Aortic Dissection

Acute aortic dissection is the most common emergency affecting the human aorta, with high mortality and morbidity without appropriate and time-sensitive treatment. Based on data from the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD), patients with acute type B dissection comprised approximately 33% of all dissection patients enrolled in the registry across a 17-year period. Management of acute type B dissection has evolved over time and now includes medical, surgical and endovascular therapies performed by several specialties, including vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, interventional radiology and cardiology. Please join Dr. Lombardi as he explores the new classification of type B aortic dissection and novel management strategies to improve patient outcomes. 

Target Audience

Cardiologists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Radiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, Primary Care Physicians, Podiatrists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, General Internists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the new classification of type B aortic dissection and novel strategies in the management of aortic dissection.
  • Determine the most appropriate treatment plan for patients with aortic dissection based on patient characteristics. 
Additional information
  • Sobocinski, J., Dias, N. V., Hongku, K., Lombardi, J. V., Zhou, Q., Saunders, A. T., ... & Haulon, S. (2020). Thoracic endovascular aortic repair with stent grafts alone or with a composite device design in patients with acute type B aortic dissection in the setting of malperfusion. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 71(2), 400-407.
  • Faure, E. M., Canaud, L., Cathala, P., Serres, I., Marty-Ané, C., & Alric, P. (2015). Assessment of abdominal branch vessel patency after bare-metal stenting of the thoracoabdominal aorta in a human ex vivo model of acute type B aortic dissection. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 61(5), 1299-1305.
  • Lombardi, J. V., Hughes, G. C., Appoo, J. J., Bavaria, J. E., Beck, A. W., Cambria, R. P., ... & Wang, G. J. (2020). Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) reporting standards for type B aortic dissections. The Annals of thoracic surgery, 109(3), 959-981.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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Joseph V. Lombardi, M.D.
Head, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Program Director, Vascular Residency
Cooper University Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Cooper Medical School
Rowan University
Camden, New Jersey 

Joseph V. Lombardi, M.D., faculty for this educational event, is a consultant for Cook Medical, Medtronic and Endologix and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Barry T. Katzen, M.D., conference director for this educational event, is a consultant for Phillips, Gore and Boston Scientific. 

Howard Katzman, M.D., conference director for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

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  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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