Title

Recurrent Aortic Dissection Causing Acute Stroke

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Osceola

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

10-2019

Keywords

aortic dissection, acute stroke, hemiparesis, myocardial infarction, critical care

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Therapeutics

Abstract

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

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