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Cases Related To Blood Pressure - Part I

A 54-year-old man is brought to the emergency room from his doctor's office.

History

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A 54-year-old man is brought to the emergency room from his doctor's office. Chief complaint is sudden onset of severe chest discomfort. Discomfort had a tearing nature.

Decreased red blood cell count. EKG is normal. Chest x-ray shows evidence of an aneurysm of the ascending aorta. Transesophageal echo shows separation of the layers of the ascending aorta.



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Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD and David Lieberman, Developer, Virtual Cardiac Patient. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
Last Update: 2/8/2019
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