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What May Stand Behind Chest Pain: A Case Report on Aortic Dissection

A Aishwarya, Nilu Sunil

Keywords : Acute chest pain, Aortic dissection, Case report, CT angiography, Classification

Citation Information : Aishwarya A, Sunil N. What May Stand Behind Chest Pain: A Case Report on Aortic Dissection. 2023; 1 (1):31-35.

DOI: 10.5005/njem-11015-0004

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 16-08-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Aortic dissection (AD) is a relatively uncommon, rare disorder and potentially misdiagnosed disease. Early diagnosis and treatment is required for the patient's survival. Aortic dissection can be fatal if misdiagnosed. A 50-year-old adult male presented to emergency with acute chest pain and having a medical history of aortic stenosis post-aortic valve replacement 9 months back and a family history of ischaemic heart disease. Pain was relieved by analgesics. After further investigations by echocardiography and CT Angiography, it was diagnosed as AD Standford type A and DeBakey type 1, in view of the critical nature of illness, patient attenders wanted only medical management. The patient was declared dead after 2 days of diagnosis.

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