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Maria Alexandri, Maria Tsellou, Nikolaos Goutas, Konstantina Galani, Stavroula Papadodima

Jan 29, 2023
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Healthcare, Vol. 11, Pages 386: Extended Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection with Multivessel Coronary and Peripheral Artery Involvement: An Autopsy Case Report Healthcare doi: 10.3390/healthcare11030386 Authors: Maria Alexandri Maria Tsellou Nikolaos Goutas Konstantina Galani Stavroula Papadodima We report the case of a 64 year old male who died suddenly short after his admission to hospital because of strong chest pain and before any clinical diagnosis was established. His medical history included coronary disease with coronary by pass surgery at the age of 40 years old, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and elevated levels of cholesterol. The autopsy revealed quite a rare case of Stanford A aortic dissection with extension to the common and internal carotid arteries; the subclavian, axillary, brachial, and radial arteries; three coronary arteries; the superior mesenteric artery; and the iliac arteries. There was no histological evidence of aortitis or connective tissue disease. The death did not result from the rupture of the aortic dissection, but from myocardial ischemia due to coronary occlusion in combination with hemodynamic disturbance from stress caused by the extended aortic dissection.

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