The book Acute Aortic Syndromes has been released

Published: 2018-11-13

We are glad to announce that the book Acute Aortic Syndrome (Figure 1) has been officially published by the AME Publishing Company recently.

Figure 1. The book Acute Aortic Syndromes is published by the AME Publishing Company.

Acute aortic syndromes (AAS) are a group of medical/surgical emergencies associated with significant mortality despite recent advances in management (1).

This book is a visual introduction to interpreting CT image findings in patients with acute aortic pathology. More than 120 representative cases are presented from patients admitted to a state of the art acute aortic treatment center specializing in advanced aortic care. The case presentations include clinical information, imaging findings, and management decisions. Each case is accompanied by a key image and representative movie files. The clinical cases are organized to emphasize important lessons about making accurate diagnoses and to facilitate identification of specific pathologic and morphologic details. Initial cases demonstrate how to differentiate AAS from false positive findings, including imaging artifacts and other pathologies (differential diagnosis). Subsequent cases of patients with AAS are organized by pathology and by segmental anatomic location along the aorta proximal to distal (i.e., root to infrarenal segment).

The book Acute Aortic Syndromes is now available both online and in print in English version (Amazon: We hope that the book will be a valuable manual to related clinicians and researchers in their clinical practice.

Paul Schoenhagen1,2, MD

1Professor of Radiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA;
2Imaging Institute and Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH, USA
Eric E. Roselli3,4, MD
3Chief, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cleveland, OH, USA;
4Surgical Director, Aorta Center, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

1. Braverman AC. Aortic dissection: prompt diagnosis and emergency treatment are critical. Cleve Clin J Med 2011;78:685-96.