Type A Acute Aortic Dissection in Nonagenarian: Rare but Possible

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2007.452

Authors

  • Rodolfo Citro Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale San Luca, Vallo della Lucania, Salerno, Italy.
  • Marco Mariano Patella Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale San Luca, Vallo della Lucania, Salerno, Italy.
  • Gennaro Provenza Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale San Luca, Vallo della Lucania, Salerno, Italy.
  • Giovanni Gregorio Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale San Luca, Vallo della Lucania, Salerno, Italy.
  • Eduardo Bossone | ebossone@hotmail.com Divisione di Cardiologia, Cava de’ Tirreni - Costa d’Amalfi, Salerno, Italy.

Abstract

Acute type A aortic dissection (TA-AAD) is a highly lethal clinical entity that can occur within a wide age range, associated with multiple aetiologies and various clinical presentations. In the very elderly type A aortic dissection frequently presents with non-specific symptoms and signs and is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Thus the clinician must have a high index of clinical suspicion in order to prompt the most appropriate diagnostic-therapeutic strategy.We report a nonagenarian women with TA-AAD, treated successfully with medical therapy.

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2016-02-01
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Keywords:
acute aortic dissection, elderly, outcome
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Citro, Rodolfo, Marco Mariano Patella, Gennaro Provenza, Giovanni Gregorio, and Eduardo Bossone. 2016. “Type A Acute Aortic Dissection in Nonagenarian: Rare But Possible”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 68 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2007.452.

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