Category Archives: Vascular

Aortic Dissection: When to Suspect it

Suspect an aortic dissection in patients with chest pain plus any of the following: New neurological problems Anterior spinal artery infarction with loss of motor function and loss of sensation (with preserved position and vibratory senses) Oculosympathetic paresis, or Horner syndrome, with miosis, ptosis, and anhidrosis A painful Horner’s is a dissection until proven otherwise Acute renal infarction (flank… Read More »