Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, January 15th, 2012
"Both acute aortic dissection and abdominal aortic aneurysms can be difficult to recognize, and a missed or delayed diagnosis may be fatal. A high clinical suspicion and rapid patient evaluation are important," wrote K. Wittels and colleagues, Harvard University.
The researchers concluded: "Although many patients ultimately require surgical intervention, early and aggressive attention to hemodynamic stability by the emergency physician can provide a window to...
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