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A 77-year-old woman with hypertension and a history of smoking comes to the emergency department because of sudden-onset chest and back pain along with worsening mental status. Blood pressure is 200/156 mm Hg and 112/75 mm Hg on her right and left arm, respectively. She dies within minutes and an autopsy shows a large ascending and descending aortic dissection with cardiac tamponade. Which of the following best describes the management of the condition that the patient suffered from?