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Dr Christopher Eggett
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Aortic dissection is often regarded as a catastrophic aortic syndrome with high rates of mortality. The sensitivity and specificity of transthoracic echocardiography when diagnosing acute type A aortic dissection has been reported as high as 97% and 100%, respectively, in patients with optimal imaging quality when compared to computed tomography. In this article, we discuss the benefit of transthoracic echocardiography in a patient with type A aortic dissection extending from ascending aorta to iliac arteries
Author(s): Luke P, Booth K, Kindawi A, Eggett C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Print publication date: 18/12/2020
Online publication date: 18/12/2020
Acceptance date: 22/10/2020
Date deposited: 18/02/2021
ISSN (electronic): 2050-313X
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
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