Aortic dissection or myocardial infarction?

Saulat Hasnain Fatimi, Maria Mahboob, Awais Ashfaq

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Aortic dissection is a rare and a life threatening event. Classically, aortic dissection presents as sudden, severe chest, back or abdominal pain that is characterized as ripping or tearing in nature. However, a timely diagnosis can be elusive in the event of an atypical presentation. So, a high index of clinical suspicion is mandatory for the accurate and rapid diagnosis of aortic dissection.We report a case of a 56 years old male who presented with signs and symptoms of myocardial infarction and was later found to have aortic dissection. This patient was successfully managed with surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-504
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic dissection
  • Chest pain
  • Ripping luminal tear


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