Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of aortic dissection.


Aortic dissection is an uncommon but potentially fatal disease with catastrophic complications. A high level of suspicion is required for successful diagnosis as presenting symptoms are so variable that dissection may be overlooked in up to 39% of cases. It most commonly presents in the elderly population with a history of chronic hypertension. Rapid… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1753944708090830


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@article{Patel2008PathophysiologyDA, title={Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of aortic dissection.}, author={Pawan D. Patel and Rohit Arora}, journal={Therapeutic advances in cardiovascular disease}, year={2008}, volume={2 6}, pages={439-68} }