International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections (IRAD) Protocol
The International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections Protocol
Purpose of Study
The International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections (IRAD) is a consortium of research centers that are evaluating the current management and outcomes of acute aortic dissection. It was established in 1996, and currently has 30 large referral centers in 11 countries participating in the registry. The main purpose of IRAD is to assess the etiological factors, modes of presentation, clinical features, treatment, and hospital outcomes of patients with acute aortic dissection around the world.
Local Principal Investigator: Thomas G. Gleason, MD
Melissa Enlow, RN, MSN
Investigators identify patients with acute aortic dissection prospectively or retrospectively using admission records, surgical records, discharge diagnosis, or unit records.