Summary

Conduction abnormalities in the presentation of aortic dissection: report of 2 cases

Ichart I Tomas JX, Nogué Bou R

Affiliation of the authors

Sistema d’Emergències Mèdiques (SEM-112) de Lleida, Spain. Departamento Cirugía. Facultad de Medicina. Universitat de Lleida, Spain.

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Ichart I Tomas JX, Nogué Bou R. Conduction abnormalities in the presentation of aortic dissection: report of 2 cases. Emergencias. 2011;23:39-42

Summary

Aortic dissection, or acute aortic syndrome, is created when a false lumen opens through

a tear in the media of the vessel wall. This report of 2 cases emphasizes the great

electrocardiographic variability in the clinical presentation of this event, particularly

regarding atrioventricular block. The cases illustrate the different rhythm changes

observed during initial emergency department treatment of this condition. After the

episodes of atrioventricular block and initial treatment, a steady sinus rhythm was

achieved in both patients without resort to a pacemaker.

 

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