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CASE COMMUNICATION

IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 8, August 2023
pages: 577-579

Type A Aortic Dissection in a Young Patient Presenting with Pericarditis: A Case Report

1 Department of Emergency Medicine Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel 2 Department of Internal Medicine B, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel 3 Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary

Acute or chronic aortic dissection is considered a rare emergency, with an estimated rate of 2.9 to 5 cases per 100,000 patients each year. This condition is most prevalent in males older than 65 years of age with a history of hypertension, atherosclerosis, and previous cardiac surgery [1,2]. To confirm the diagnosis, imaging is used, often by computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the chest. Although prompt treatment is required, patients often present with non-specific symptoms, such as abdominal pain or neurologic deficits, resulting in the early diagnosis of less than 20% and a high mortality rate [1].

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