True Aortic Dissection?

We are all afraid of missing the diagnosis of an aortic dissection in our medical careers. Aortic dissection is a real emergency and nearly no patient survives without rapid surgery. The mortality rate is about 70%, with death most commonly due to intrapericardial aortic rupture!

But what if we flip the situation around? What if you diagnosed an aortic dissection when in fact there was none? Look at the following two example loops:

  • Do they both show aortic dissection?
  • Or have artifacts sneaked into the diagnosis?

Make sure to not miss any diagnosis in the future – you can now get the soon-to-be updated chapter of Aorta from the Echo MasterClass in your own Aortic Disease FocusClass! Get your early bird offer now and get access as soon as it's launched!