Acute Complicated Type B Aortic Dissection during the New York City
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City (NYC) is dramatic.
COVID-19 cases surged, hospitals expanded to meet capacity, and NYC
remains the global epicenter of this pandemic. During this unprecedented
time, a young woman with known Marfan syndrome presented with an acute
complicated type B aortic dissection to our Aortic Center. Using the
Provisional Extension to Induce Complete Attachment technique, we
treated this patient and quickly discharged her the next day to decrease
the risk of COVID-19 infection. Her progress was monitored using
frequent phone calls and one office visit at two weeks.