An evidence-based approach to acute aortic syndromes.

  title={An evidence-based approach to acute aortic syndromes.},
  author={Bruce Lo},
  journal={Emergency medicine practice},
  volume={15 12},
  pages={1-23; quiz 23-4}
  • Bruce Lo
  • Published 2013 in Emergency medicine practice
Aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer are parts of a spectrum of acute aortic syndromes that represent uncommon--but potentially deadly--diagnoses seen in the emergency department. The differential for acute aortic syndromes is large, as many conditions (including the much more common conditions of acute coronary syndromes and pulmonary embolism) present with many of the same chief complaints. This review looks at the features and classifications of acute… CONTINUE READING