Type A dissection – Full house

Images Bashir Antoine Chakar (Emergency registrar) Text Genevieve Carbonatto You get a BAT call. The ambulance are bringing in a 65 year old lady who developed acute onset chest pain radiating to her back. The paramedics tell you that she was found to be diaphoretic with a systolic BP of 130. Thinking this was an Read more about Type A dissection – Full house[…]

Cardiac arrest : Aortic dissection

Images Sarah Vaughan (Emergency Registrar) text Genevieve Carbonatto There is a BAT call. The ambulance are bringing a 72 year old woman who suddenly , in front of her husband, was seen to  slump to one side and appeared to have a left hemiplegia. In transit to hospital she has become less responsive and has Read more about Cardiac arrest : Aortic dissection[…]

Aortic Dissection – Stanford Type A

Echo images Matthew Oliver (Emergency Physician) Text Genevieve Carbonatto There is a BAT call. The ambulance are bringing in a man with severe back pain. 5 minutes later a 70 year old man is wheeled into the rescusitation room. He is in severe distress. He states he was lifting a box when he developed severe Read more about Aortic Dissection – Stanford Type A[…]

Aortic Dissection

Ultrasound images and text Genevieve Carbonatto A 56 year old lady presents to the Emergency department with a history of severe abdominal pain. She woke up to go to the toilet and  while sitting developed  sudden  paraesthesia in both her thighs associated with severe back pain and abdominal pain. She noticed that her left leg Read more about Aortic Dissection[…]