Rupturing ascending aorta missed in the emergency room. Failure to properly evaluate chest pain in patients who subsequently die.

J. Ernesto Molina

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Abstract

This article reports on 4 patients who were not properly evaluated in the emergency room when they presented with acute chest pain. All were discharged and eventually died from a ruptured ascending aorta. It calls attention to a serious problem that when mishandled can lead to a fatal outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-49
Number of pages4
JournalMinnesota medicine
Volume88
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2005

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