DeBakey Classification (mnemonic)

A mnemonic used to remember the DeBakey classification1  is:

  • BAD

Mnemonic

  • B: both ascending and descending aorta (type I)
  • A: ascending aorta(type II)
  • D: descending aorta (type III)
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Article information

rID: 53982
Systems: Chest, Vascular
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Aortic dissection - DeBakey Classification (mnemonic)

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