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Aortic Dissection: Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Aortic Dissection: Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Arrhythmias.


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    1. Intima, media, adventitia
    2. Media, intima, adventitia
    3. Adventitia, media, intima
    4. Intima, adventitia, media
    5. Media, adventitia, intima
    1. They guide treatment based on the area of the aorta involved in the dissection.
    2. They are based on anatomic location of the initial tear.
    3. Type A presents acutely, while type B presents chronically.
    4. Type A involves a true lumen, and type B involves a false lumen.
    5. They have different etiologies.
    1. CTA chest and abdomen with IV contrast
    2. Aortography
    3. Transesophageal echocardiogram
    4. Lateral chest x-ray
    5. Transthoracic Echocardiogram
    1. Emergency surgical correction
    2. IV esmolol
    3. IV digoxin
    4. IV morphine
    5. IV nitroprusside
    1. Decrease shearing forces.
    2. Decrease heart rate.
    3. Manage hypotension.
    4. Prevent cardiac ischemia.
    5. Increase cardiac output.

    Author of lecture Aortic Dissection: Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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