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Published online: 2009-03-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case reports
Aortic aneurysym dissection in 80-year-old woman

Agata Popielarz-Grygalewicz, Grażyna Snopek, Marcin Borys, Piotr Hendzel, Marek Dąbrowski, Piotr Szałański, Katarzyna Rakowska
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(3):295-297.

open access

Vol 67, No 3 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-03-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of 80-year-old woman with a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation admitted to the cardiology department due to syncope and chest pain with suspicion of pulmonary embolism. In course of further diagnostics the initial diagnosis was excluded and anticoagulant treatment was stopped. The real cause of the above signs and symptoms was aortic dissection. It was diagnosed by echocardiography and confirmed by CT scan. Patient was immediately transferred to the cardiosurgery department and successfully operated. The patient was discharged after 33 days in good condition.

Abstract

We present a case of 80-year-old woman with a history of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation admitted to the cardiology department due to syncope and chest pain with suspicion of pulmonary embolism. In course of further diagnostics the initial diagnosis was excluded and anticoagulant treatment was stopped. The real cause of the above signs and symptoms was aortic dissection. It was diagnosed by echocardiography and confirmed by CT scan. Patient was immediately transferred to the cardiosurgery department and successfully operated. The patient was discharged after 33 days in good condition.
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Keywords

aortic dissection

About this article
Title

Case reports
Aortic aneurysym dissection in 80-year-old woman

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 3 (2009)

Pages

295-297

Published online

2009-03-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(3):295-297.

Keywords

aortic dissection

Authors

Agata Popielarz-Grygalewicz
Grażyna Snopek
Marcin Borys
Piotr Hendzel
Marek Dąbrowski
Piotr Szałański
Katarzyna Rakowska

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