Aortic dissection: Prompt diagnosis and emergency treatment are critical

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Abstract

Diagnosing aortic dissection requires a high index of suspicion, as it may mimic other more common conditions that cause chest pain. Prompt diagnosis is key, as it requires emergency evaluation and treatment for optimal chances of survival. This paper reviews key clinical features as well as laboratory and imaging tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-696
Number of pages12
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Volume78
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 30 2011

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