Cardiol Clin 2021 Nov;39(4):495-503
Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Section of Vascular Medicine, Mail Stop B132, Leprino Building, 12401 East 17th Avenue, Room 560, Aurora, CO 80045, USA; CPC Clinical Research, 2115 North Scranton Street Suite 2040, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.
Acute aortic syndromes, classified into aortic dissection, intramural hematoma, and penetrating aortic ulcer, are associated with high early mortality for which early diagnosis and management are crucial to optimize outcomes. Patients often present with nonspecific clinical symptoms and signs; therefore, it is important for providers to maintain a high index of suspicion for acute aortic syndromes. Electrocardiogram-gated computed tomographic angiography of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis is currently the most practical imaging modality for diagnosis and identification of complications. Read More