NAVIN C. NANDA, M.D.; LING S. ONG, M.D.; S. SERGE BAROLD, M.B., F.R.A.C.P., F.A.C.P.
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Several studies have proved the usefulness of echocardiography in the diagnosis of dissecting aneurysms involving the aortic root (1-5). The main findings include increased width of the aortic walls, parallel motion of the separated margins of the aortic walls, and aortic root enlargement with retention of normal aortic cusp motion (2). We describe here a new echocardiographic motion of the widened aortic wall in a patient with proven aortic root dissection.
A 61-year-old white man was admitted to the Genesee Hospital, complaining of severe pain on the left side of the chest for several hours. The patient was known to
NANDA NC, ONG LS, BAROLD SS. Aortic Root Dissection: Unusual Echocardiographic Motion Pattern. Ann Intern Med. ;85:79–80. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-1-79
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(1):79-80.
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