Investigations of Fatal Causes of Chest Pain: Case Report and Literature Review

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H Kalouche

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Date Written: 2001-06-29

Abstract

A case of fatal ascending aortic dissection (AAD) misdiagnosed as pulmonary embolism (PE) despite strong radiological evidence is described. The occurrence of this serious pathology is uncommon. Its prompt diagnosis and treatment are crucial. Anticoagulant therapy for pulmonary embolism should be withheld until acute aortic dissection is excluded definitively. A management approach to optimise the outcome of patients with chest pain in which ascending aortic dissection and/or pulmonary embolism are suspected is presented.

Suggested Citation

Kalouche, H, Investigations of Fatal Causes of Chest Pain: Case Report and Literature Review (2001-06-29). Australasian Radiology, Vol. 45, Issue 4, pp. 514-516, November 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1122021 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1673.2001.00967.x

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