Dexmedetomidine Use in the Setting of Cocaine-Induced Hypertensive Emergency and Aortic Dissection: A Novel Indication

@inproceedings{Javed2011DexmedetomidineUI,
  title={Dexmedetomidine Use in the Setting of Cocaine-Induced Hypertensive Emergency and Aortic Dissection: A Novel Indication},
  author={Fahad Javed and Alexandre Miguel Benjo and K. A. Narayana Reddy and Muhammad Shoaib Akram and Shahzeb Afsar Khan and Manpreet Singh Sabharwal and Girish N Nadkarni and Emad F. Aziz and Eyal Herzog},
  booktitle={Case reports in medicine},
  year={2011}
}
Aortic dissection is a potentially fatal but rare disease characterized by an aortic intimal tear with blood passing into the media creating a false lumen and with resultant high mortality depending on the location of dissection if not aggressively treated. Cocaine users are known to have a higher incidence of aortic dissection. We report here aortic dissection in a patient with cocaine abuse which did not respond to traditional medication regimes used currently in this setting. Worth… CONTINUE READING

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