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Painless Acute Aortic Dissection Presenting to the Emergency Department

Anil Kumar Kadamba, Ankur Verma, Wasil Rasool Sheikh, Meghna Haldar, Abhishek Snehy, Sanjay Jaiswal
2019 Journal of Case Reports  
Acute aortic dissections are highly fatal and are usually a postmortem diagnosis. Painless acute aortic dissections can lead to delay in diagnosis and catastrophic results for the patient. Type A dissections extending into the vessels of the brain and neck can cause cerebral hypo-perfusion leading to neurological symptoms. Marfan syndrome and other connective tissue disorders are more susceptible to be diagnosed with acute aortic dissections. Case Report: We present a rare case of acute
more » ... se of acute dissection presenting with dizziness and underwent surgical intervention. Conclusion: Identification of acute aortic dissection with atypical presentation is a challenging task for emergency physicians.
doi:10.17659/01.2019.0025 fatcat:5yn3wmcirvfevft6oc5osbuvjy