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Mar, 2016

How Aortic Aneurysms Become Aortic Catastrophes

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LEARNING Objectives Define the three tunics, the three sections of the thoracic aorta, aortic aneurysm, and aortic dissection. Explain the process by which an aortic aneurysm becomes a dissection. Formulate a series of care plans that appropriately account for the patient’s presentations and aortic dissection’s most common complications. KEY Terms Abdominal aorta: The portion of the aorta that’s housed within the abdomen between the diaphragm and iliac bifurcation. Aortic aneurysm: The chronic process by which…

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