Fatal and Near Fatal Acute Ascending Aortic Dissection: Two Case Reports with Different Cardiac Manifestations

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Gumpanart Veerakul, MD
Manaswee Indrabhinduwat, MD
Pakaporn Sirimas, MD
Lertlak Chaothawee, MD
Sucharat Warutama, MD
Vitoon Pitiguagool
Piyapan Pamornsing, MD

Abstract

Acute ascending aortic dissection (AD) is a rare disease and carries a high fatality rate. Its mortality increased with time, 1-2% every hour after symptom onset. Occasionally,  the diagnosis of acute AD could be missed or delayed since its  presentation can mimic any arterial occlusive diseases including  acute coronary syndrome, limb ischemia and stroke. To raise  awareness of the medical community, we report on two acute  ascending AD patients who presented with different cardiac  manifestations.

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Veerakul G, Indrabhinduwat M, Sirimas P, Chaothawee L, Warutama S, Pitiguagool V, Pamornsing P. Fatal and Near Fatal Acute Ascending Aortic Dissection: Two Case Reports with Different Cardiac Manifestations. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2014Sep.20 [cited 2020Sep.30];8(1):59. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/220010
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