Horner's syndrome in a patient presenting with chest pain.

@article{Bree2015HornersSI,
  title={Horner's syndrome in a patient presenting with chest pain.},
  author={Sjoerd H. W. van Bree and Maurits D R van Bree and Gerhard Aernout Somsen},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={
          293-5
        }
}
An altered mental status and peripheral nerve dysfunction are alarming signs in a patient presenting with chest pain. If complicated by acute myocardial infarction, this raises the suspicion of aortic dissection and warrants immediate CT angiography. We report a dramatic case of chest pain in a 79-year-old man with somnolence and Horner's syndrome, subsequently complicated by myocardial infarction. Autopsy demonstrated a type A aortic dissection involving the carotid arteries and the right… CONTINUE READING