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How is type B aortic dissection treated?

The traditional therapy for type B aortic dissections is aggressive control of blood pressure, with the hope that the dissection will not progress. Surgery is generally reserved for patients with complications including malperfusion syndrome or active hemorrhage.

With endovascular stent grafting clearly established as a therapy for other aortic aneurysms, minimally invasive repair is now evolving as a treatment for type B aortic dissection.

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