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Thoracic aortic dissection presenting as acute coronary syndrome.
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PMID:  24363246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A patient presented with symptoms consistent with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and was given appropriate antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy. Despite treatment of the NSTEMI and fluid resuscitation the patient remained persistently hypotensive. Further imaging demonstrated an extensive Stanford type A dissection extending from the aortic root to the left common iliac artery. The patient was taken to theatre and had an emergency hemiarch replacement with repair of the aortic root. Post surgery the patient had an uneventful recovery. We present this case to highlight the importance of considering dissection as a differential in patients presenting with chest pain and the lack of symptoms a patient with such a severe dissection can display.
Emma Jackson; Michael Stewart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2013     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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