acute aortic dissection

How do you solve the problem of aortic dissection?

July 20, 2022

“The tragedies of life are largely arterial” – Sir William Osler1 Every vascular surgeon can remember stories of patients with aortic dissection having thrombolysis for a presumed myocardial infarction, or a V/Q scan and full anticoagulation for a likely pulmonary embolus. My most memorable story is of an international sports coach who developed tearing intrascapular…

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