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Aortic Dissection

key information

source: FP Notebook

year: 2017

authors: Scott Moses


-Gender: Most common in males by factor of 2-3 to 1
-Age: 40-80 years old
-Incidence: 2000 per year in US

-Keep Aortic Dissection in the Chest Pain differential diagnosis
-Aortic Dissection may present in similar fashion to Acute Coronary Syndrome, Pulmonary Embolism, Pericarditis
-Atypical presentations are very common with a wide variety of findings that mimic other conditions

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