publication . Report . 2007

Aortic dissection presenting as a febrile disease and atrial fibrillation

Blas-Macedo, Jorge; Márquez-Ramírez, Dolores; Gómez-Dominguez, José de Jesús;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2007
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán
Abstract
Aortic dissection is a cardiovascular emergency. Its main manifestation is severe chest pain, and approximately 50% of patients present with an elevated systemic blood pressure. Rare reported physical findings include a pulsatile sterno-clavicular joint, dysphagia or testicular tenderness. The absence of sudden onset of pain lowers the likelihood of aortic dissection. We describe a patient in whom aortic dissection was accompanied by fever, nightsweats, suprasternal pain and atrial fibrillation. La disección aórtica es una emergencia cardiovascular. La principal manifestación clínica es el dolor torácico severo y agudo. Se acompaña de presión arterial sistémica ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Aortic dissection, Emergency, Nightsweats, Fever, Atrial fibrillation, Disección aórtica, Emergencia, Sudoración nocturna, Fiebre, Fibrilación auricular
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