IRAD: International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection

IRAD LogoThe International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection (IRAD) has been at the forefront of aortic disease research for over twenty years.  Throughout a changing diagnostic and interventional landscape, IRAD has supported rigorous investigation into best practices and corroborated outcomes in order to provide optimal patient care.  Currently, there are 55 active sites in 12 countries, with more additions on the horizon. With 90 published manuscripts and over 100 more topics proposed or in progress, IRAD is poised to continue its influential work into the future.

Dr. Eagle and patient

Aortic dissection is a complex and potentially devastating disease, with many patients requiring significant lifestyle modification as a result.  To help patients and their families better understand and cope with this diagnosis, the IRAD consortium has launched the Living with Dissection (   We are hopeful that this website will improve outcomes and support patients partnering with clinicians to optimize their care.

The International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection has succeeded as a result of the dedication, compassion, and collaboration exemplified by its investigators.  Benefitting from both a detailed established database and new initiatives, IRAD intends to continue its work towards understanding and improving aortic disease outcomes into its third decade.

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Please Contact the Project Managers for Further Information:

Project Managers:

Eva Kline-Rogers, RN, MSN, NP (734) 998-5909
Elise Woznicki, BS (734) 998-2471

Principal Investigators:

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