In the article by Hiratzka et al, “2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, American College of Radiology, American Stroke Association, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Interventional Radiology, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Society for Vascular Medicine,” which published online March 16, 2010, and appeared with the April 6, 2010, issue of the journal (Circulation. 2010;121:e266–e369), several corrections were needed.
On page e309, in Section 8.6.2, right column, last paragraph, the first sentence read, “Multidetector CT, TEE, and MR all provide acceptable diagnostic accuracy for the diagnosis of acute AoD.” It should be changed to read, “Multidetector CT with contrast, TEE, and MR all provide acceptable diagnostic accuracy for the diagnosis of acute AoD.”
On page e310, in Figure 25, in the step 3 “Risk based diagnostic evaluation” section, T11 “Aortic Imaging Study,” the second bullet read, “CT (Image entire aorta: chest to pelvis).” It should be changed to read, “CT with contrast (Image entire aorta: chest to pelvis).” The revised figure is reproduced in its entirety on the next page.
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