Early misdiagnosis of acute aortic dissection: A case report and analysis of the causes

Xiao-yan Chen, Fan-liang Kong, Tong-guo Wu

Abstract


Type A aortic dissection is a catastrophic clinical entity involving the ascending aorta. In this case report, a patient was admitted to the emergency room with a presentation resembling acute myocardial infarction (AMI) that led to the inappropriate administration of anticoagulant agents or platelet. This is a case report of a 69-year-old male patient with early misdiagnosis and analysis of type A aortic dissection with discussion on the causes of misdiagnosis in light of the literature.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijdi.v4n1p15

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International Journal of Diagnostic Imaging

ISSN 2331-5857 (Print)  ISSN 2331-5865 (Online)

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