IRAD

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.

Everything from dates and times of symptom onset, presentation, diagnosis, hemodynamic signs of aortic dissection, initial and chronic medical therapy, diagnostic imaging chosen, and surgical and medical management is being studied.

Creation of working groups to identify new breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment have just been developed including groups targeting: the genetic basis of aortic dissection; use of acute and chronic biomarkers; best surgical approach; best medical approach; how patients should be followed; and what is the proper role for percutaneous stent graft therapy.

The University of Michigan Health System is the Coordinating Center. IRAD currently has data on 3800 acute aortic dissection cases. IRAD is supported by grants from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., the Varbedian Aortic Research Fund, the Hewlett Foundation, the Mardigian Foundation, the UM Faculty Group Practice, and Terumo.

For more information about IRAD, please visit http://www.med.umich.edu/cvc/research/mcorrp/mcorirad.htm.

IRAD Sites

IRAD Sites:

The following is a list of sites around the world involved with the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissections. This list does not represent the only hospitals that can care for aortic dissections, and there are many excellent hospitals that will care for an aortic dissection. Please see our Treatment page for a list of Centers of Excellence.

IRAD Investigators:

Khaled Abdul-Nour, Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI, United States
Jehangir Appoo, University of Calgary Calgary, AB, Canada
Josh Baker, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA, United States
Andrea Ballotta, IRCCS Policinico San Donato San Donato, Italy
Joseph Bavaria, University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, PA, United States
Joshua Beckman, Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston, MA, United States
Anil Bhan, Medanta the Medicity Gurgaon, India
Eduardo Bossone, San Giovanni e Ruggi Salerno, Italy
Alan Braverman, Washington University St. Louis, MO, United States
Lori Conklin, University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, VA, United States
Nimesh Desai, University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, PA, United States
Carlo DeVincentiis, IRCCS Policinico San Donato San Donato, Italy
Marco Di Eusanio, University Hospital S. Orsola Bologna, Italy
Guiseppe DiBenedetto, San Giovanni e Ruggi Salerno, Italy
Anthony Discipio, Darthmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, NH, United States
Kim Eagle, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Marek Ehrlich, University of Vienna Vienna, Austria
Arturo Evangelista, Hospital General Universitari Vall d'Hebron Barcelona, Spain
Rossella Fattori, University Hospital S. Orsola Bologna, Italy
Mark Fillinger, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, NH, United States
Alberto Forteza, Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre Madrid, Spain
James Froehlich, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Dan Gilon, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Jerusalem, Israel
Thomas Gleason, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Kevin Greason, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, United States
Kevin Harris, Minneapolis Heart Institute Minneapolis, MN, United States
Alan Hirsch, University of Minnesota Physicians Heart Practice Minneapolis, MN, United States
G. Chad Hughes, Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC, United States
Stuart Hutchison, University of Calgary Calgary, AB, Canada
Eric Isselbacher, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA, United States
James Januzzi, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA, United States
Guillaume Jondeau, Hopital Bichat Paris, France
Teng Lee, University of Maryland Baltimore, MD, United States
Ali Khoynezhad, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, CA, United States
Teresa Kieser, University of Calgary Calgary, AB, Canada
Amit Korach, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Jerusalem, Israel
Thomas MacGillivray, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA, United States
Emil Missov, University of Minnesota Physicians Heart Practice Minneapolis, MN, United States
Firas Mussa, New York University New York City, NY, United States
Truls Myrmel, Tromso University Hospital Tromso, Norway
Christoph Nienaber, University Hospital Eppendorf-Rostock Rostock, Germany
Peter Oberwalder, Medical University of Graz Graz, Austria
Patrick O'Gara, Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston, MA, United States
Antonio Panza, San Giovanni e Ruggi Salerno, Italy
Linda Pape, University of Massachusetts Hospital Worcester, MA, United States
Pat Pappas, Advocate Health Oak Lawn, IL, United States
Himanshu Patel, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Mark Peterson, St. Michael's Hospital Toronto, ON, Canada
Reed Pyeritz, University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, PA, United States
Vincenzo Rampoldi, IRCCS Policinico San Donato San Donato, Italy
Brett Reece, University of Colorado Hospital Aurora, CO, United States
Mark Russo, University of Chicago Chicago, IL, United States
P. Gabriel Steg, Hopital Bichat Paris, France
Craig Strauss, Minneapolis Heart Institute Minneapolis, MN, United States
Thoralf Sundt, Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA, United States
Toru Suzuki, University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
Santi Trimarchi, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato San Donato, Italy
Thomas Tsai, University of Colorado Hospital Aurora, Co, United States
Gilbert Upchurch, University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, VA, United States
Matthias Voehringer, Robert-Bosch Krankenhaus Stuttgart, Germany

IRAD Research:

IRAD is constantly conducting research and publishing the results. Please see our Research page for the latest abstracts from our research. If you are interested in receiving the original article, please contact the author. If you would like to support our research, please see our donation page.

Contact IRAD Coordinating Center