Acute aortic syndrome is a term that describes one of a number of different pathologic entities. Each of these conditions requires urgent or emergent evaluation and may possibly require surgical intervention. However, both entities may be unfamiliar to the nonsurgical (and in some cases, surgical) practitioner and they may mimic more common diseases or be missed entirely. An understanding of the processes, nomenclature, and management options is critical in optimizing patient care.
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- General Medicine