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Stanford Type a Aortic Dissection Presenting with Dyspnea: A Case Report

1Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York: Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States- 11203


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, Vol. 9 No. 3, 180-183
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-3-12
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Parinaz Ayat, Bridget Ayinbono Azera, Suzette Blondelle graham-Hill, Andrea Trimmingham, Samy I. McFarlane. Stanford Type a Aortic Dissection Presenting with Dyspnea: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(3):180-183. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-3-12.

Correspondence to: Samy  I. McFarlane, Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York: Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, United States- 11203. Email: Smcfarlane@downstte.edu

Abstract

Acute Aortic dissection is relatively uncommon but can lead to fatal outcome due to misdiagnosis and/or delay treatment [1]. In this report we present a case of a 45-year-old man presenting with chief complaint of substernal chest pain with no remarkable laboratory and echocardiography finding. He was admitted to the cardiology service with clinical suspicion of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, further evaluation led to the diagnosed of acute aortic dissection and referral for urgent repair. Aortic dissection could mimic other disorders such as ACS and pulmonary embolism due to variation in the presenting symptoms [1]. Therefore, high clinical suspicious could lead to timely diagnosis and initiation of life-saving therapeutic interventions.

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