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J Emerg Med. 2007 Feb;32(2):191-6. Epub 2007 Jan 22.

The diagnosis of aortic dissection by emergency medicine ultrasound.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA.

Abstract

A series of five cases of aortic dissection are presented that were diagnosed by emergency physicians using ultrasound to search the abdominal and thoracic aorta for pathology. Aortic dissection is a vascular emergency with a high morbidity and mortality, yet its presentation can be varied and subtle. This article reports the use of Emergency ultrasound in a series of five aortic dissections discovered with a limited, yet timely viewing of the aorta and heart by emergency physicians.

PMID:
17307632
DOI:
10.1016/j.jemermed.2006.07.020
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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