International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections (IRAD) Protocol

Full Title

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.

Sponsor: Gore

Local Principal Investigator: Thomas G. Gleason, MD

Division(s)

Research Type

Contact Information

Melissa Enlow, RN, MSN
412-647-1582
enlowms@upmc.edu

Eligibility

Investigators identify patients with acute aortic dissection prospectively or retrospectively using admission records, surgical records, discharge diagnosis, or unit records.