Aortic dissection

A colleague who is searching for love and a patient who appears to have found it, are keeping you busy. However, the cardiac sounding chest pain your patient is suffering from is actually something else; an aortic dissection.

This issue reviews the anatomy and physiology of the aorta, as well as the pathophysiology that leads to an aortic dissection. Diagnosis is not always easy, but the signs and symptoms and the differential diagnoses are discussed, to help you spot it.

Price: £6.75