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BOOKS ON AORTIC DISEASE AND TREATMENTS
BadAorta Volume One: Aortic Dissections: A Deep Dive Into Aortic Disease, It's Treatment And The Latest Research
Good information is the best medicine.
- Michael E. De Bakey, MD
I am here to help you and your family.
Aortic dissections are sudden, violent, and often catastrophic medical conditions that can occur seemingly "out of the blue."
Up to 50% of patients with an acute aortic dissection die before reaching the hospital. Aortic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissections are often lethal diseases.
This book will guide you whether you are reading this book because you survived an aortic dissection and want to learn more about your health problem or because you are trying to become more knowledgeable so that you can help someone you know, such as a parent, neighbor, or colleague, who has been afflicted with an aortic dissection.
Furthermore, this book will be a resource for you now and throughout your career, if you are a student, resident, or fellow.
Surgeons and scientists from all over the world are working tirelessly to understand aortic disease better. Yet, we have so much more to learn about this challenging health problem.
Viewing the aorta as a holistic organ, instead of fractionated anatomic segments, capitalizes on 1) efficient, integrated care across the continuum of aortic pathologies, 2) the powerful synergy created within the interventional aortic therapies team, and 3) economies of scale from a procedural perspective which helps streamline the cross-trained support staff and institutional supply chain.
My goal is to bring forth valuable information that can make a difference not only for individuals with aortic disease but also empower friends and family members to become more knowledgeable about who is at risk for developing aortic disease.
Your aorta is the superhighway connecting your heart to the rest of your body.
While the heart is the engine that tirelessly pumps oxygen-rich blood to every part of the body, the aorta is the conduit that enables the blood to reach and nourish every aspect of the body.
Just like any other organ in the body, the aorta can develop a life-threatening problem, such as an aortic dissection or an aortic aneurysm.
In fact, aortic disease is the 19th leading cause of death in the United States.
This all-new second edition provides helpful information on what factors contribute to the development of aortic disease.
If you or someone you know has an aortic problem, then it is important that you gain an improved understanding of what causes aortic disease - directly from an aortic expert who has treated thousands of patients with aortic disease.
Take the next step. Know the risks.
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