Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

ISSN: 2329-9517

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Manish Barman

Heart Care Center, Al Ahli Hospital,

  • Case Report
    Rare Case of Acute Aortic Dissection in a Young Non-Hypertensive and Non-Pregnant Lady
    Author(s): Manish Barman, Bendaas Djamel and Joji MathewsManish Barman, Bendaas Djamel and Joji Mathews

    Acute aortic dissection is a catastrophic episode that usually presents as a sudden, painful, ripping sensation in the chest or back. It has an estimated annual incidence of approximately 5 to 30 per million.The primary event in aortic dissection is a tear in the aortic intima. The most important predisposing factor for acute aortic dissection is systemic hypertension. Other predisposing factors include disorders of collagen (Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve, aortic coarctation, Turner syndrome, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, previous aortic valve replacement, crack cocaine use, strenuous resistance training and trauma. Approximately half of the aortic dissection observed in women under 45 years old has been reported to be related to pregnancy. Herein, we present a case of type A aortic dissection diagnosed in a 37 year old non hypertensi.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9517.1000154

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