Abdominal Aortic Emergencies.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2017 Nov;35(4):847-867
Authors: Lech C, Swaminathan A
This article discusses abdominal aortic emergencies. There is a common thread of risk factors and causes of these diseases, including age, male gender, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and connective tissue disorders. The most common presenting symptom of these disorders is pain, usually in the chest, flank, abdomen, or back. Computed tomography scan is the gold standard for diagnosis of pathologic conditions of the aorta in the hemodynamically stable patient. Treatment consists of a combination of blood pressure and heart rate control and, in many cases, emergent surgical intervention.
PMID: 28987432 [PubMed - in process]