Report on Acute Aortic Dissection Type A


Background: Acute aortic dissection is a common life-threatening disorder affecting the aorta. The immediate mortality rate in aortic dissection is as high as 1% per hour over the first several hours, making early diagnosis and treatment critical for survival. Case presentation: We are presenting a case of Stanford Type A aortic dissection in a 58-year-old male patient with a history of hypertension. He arrived at the emergency department (ED) with diagnosed acute coronary syndrome a few hours after a sudden and severe worsening of his epigastric pain. Interesting case where the dissection starts from the orifice of the right coronary artery, occupies the aortic valve. Conclusion: Predictors of follow-up this cause mortality reflect patient history variables as opposed to in-hospital parameters or in-hospital complications, which may be explained by the successful in-hospital treatment of the acute dissection.

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Simoglou, C. , Konstantinou, F. , Mikroulis, D. , Eleftheriadis, S. and Bougioukas, G. (2015) Report on Acute Aortic Dissection Type A. World Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 5, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/wjcs.2015.51001.

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