The mortal cause of sudden ECG changes in patients with chronic aortic insufficiency: Aortic dissection
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CitationYesin, M., Karabağ, T., Kalçık, M., Karakoyun, S., Çağdaş, M., İbrahimov, Z. (2019). The mortal cause of sudden ECG changes in patients with chronic aortic insufficiency: Aortic dissection. Interventional Medicine and Applied Science, 11(1), 68-70.
The symptoms of aortic dissection (AD) may be highly variable and may mimic other much common conditions. Thus, a high index of suspicion should be maintaned, especially when the risk factors for AD are present or signs and symptoms suggest this possibility. However, sometimes AD may be asymptomatic or progression may be subclinical. Various electrocardiographical (ECG) changes may be seen in AD patients such as ST segment elevation in aVR as well as ST segment depression and T-wave inversion. In this case report, we reported a patient with acute AD whose ECG revealed ST segment elevation in aVR lead in addition to diffuse ST segment depression in other leads. © 2018 The Author(s)