Aortic dissection presenting as a febrile disease and atrial fibrillation

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Blas-Macedo, Jorge; Márquez-Ramírez, Dolores; Gómez-Dominguez, José de Jesús;
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán
  • Subject: Aortic dissection | Emergency | Nightsweats | Fever | Atrial fibrillation | Disección aórtica | Emergencia | Sudoración nocturna | Fiebre | Fibrilación auricular

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 te... View more
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