Recurrent Aortic Dissection Causing Acute Stroke
aortic dissection, acute stroke, hemiparesis, myocardial infarction, critical care
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Therapeutics
The clinical presentation of acute aortic dissection is well known, and includes tearing retrosternal chest pain, hypertension and pulse asymmetry. However, 10-15% of dissections have no chest pain, and recurrent aortic dissections are often painless. Here we present a case of a painless, recurrent aortic dissection presenting as sudden onset left hemiparesis due to multiple right sided infarcts.
Publisher or Conference
American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting
Gayle J, et al. Recurrent Aortic Dissection Causing Acute Stroke. Chest. 2019;156(4, Supplement):A1424. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2019.08.1268