Tagged ‘Aortic Dissection’

Journal Review

The ADvISED Trial: A Novel Clinical Algorithm for the Diagnosis of Acute Aortic Syndromes

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Acute Aortic Syndromes (AAS) are life threatening cardiovascular emergencies that are the bane of every emergency physician’s existence.  They are diagnostic challenges due to the clinical presentation being highly non-specific. 
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Case of the Month

December 2017

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Chest pain
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Case of the Month

March 2017

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Altered mental status
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Core

Aortic Dissection

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Aortic dissection is a true medical emergency where time to diagnosis and treatment greatly effects morbidity and mortality.
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Journal Review

D-dimer in Aortic Dissection

Filed Under: Tags: , September 17th, 2015 4 Comments

Acute Aortic Dissection (AD) is an uncommon, but potentially fatal cardiovascular disorder with a mortality of 1-2% per hour. This requires rapid identification and diagnosis, however, there are a limited number of screening tools available.
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