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Vol 68, No 4 (2010)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-04-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Chronic type A aortic dissection incidentally detected in a 71 year-old woman

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Maciej Strączyński, Elżbieta Jaskulska-Niedziela, Monika Włosowicz, Edward Pietrzyk, Jerzy Sadowski
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(4):455-459.

open access

Vol 68, No 4 (2010)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-04-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Aortic dissection is a sudden event when the intimal tear occurs, blood penetrates the aortic wall through and the dissection propagates. Acute aortic dissection presents with chest pain, hemodynamic instability, absent or unequal peripheral pulses, various neurologic complications and aortic regurgitation. Noninvasive testing (echocardiography, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging) allows an accurate diagnosis to be made. Ascending aortic dissection often require surgery or stent-grafts, depending on their size and location. We present a case of a 71 year-old woman with an asymptomatic chronic type “A” dissection of aorta of total length, incidentally detected during ultrasonographic imaging, qualified for surgery treatment.

Abstract

Aortic dissection is a sudden event when the intimal tear occurs, blood penetrates the aortic wall through and the dissection propagates. Acute aortic dissection presents with chest pain, hemodynamic instability, absent or unequal peripheral pulses, various neurologic complications and aortic regurgitation. Noninvasive testing (echocardiography, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging) allows an accurate diagnosis to be made. Ascending aortic dissection often require surgery or stent-grafts, depending on their size and location. We present a case of a 71 year-old woman with an asymptomatic chronic type “A” dissection of aorta of total length, incidentally detected during ultrasonographic imaging, qualified for surgery treatment.
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Keywords

asymptomatic chronic aortic dissection

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Title

Chronic type A aortic dissection incidentally detected in a 71 year-old woman

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 4 (2010)

Pages

455-459

Published online

2010-04-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(4):455-459.

Keywords

asymptomatic chronic aortic dissection

Authors

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Maciej Strączyński
Elżbieta Jaskulska-Niedziela
Monika Włosowicz
Edward Pietrzyk
Jerzy Sadowski

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