Type A aortic dissection, Bentall procedure, atypical symptoms
This case report presents a complex clinical scenario involving a 71-year-old female with aortic dissection accompanied by hypotension. The patient’s initial presentation of sudden loss of consciousness unveiled a large pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade, leading to emergency surgery. Subsequent diagnostic findings revealed an intramural haematoma with an intimal tear in the ascending aorta. Postoperatively, the patient experienced an ischaemic stroke, necessitating prompt neurology consultation and treatment. This report underscores the significance of early recognition and collaborative management in achieving positive patient outcomes.
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Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 11 (view)