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Answer 1

  1. True. Note that ‘blunt trauma from a high-speed deceleration injury usually causes traumatic aortic rupture, which is an entity distinctly different from aortic dissection’.1

  2. True. Rather than ‘tearing’ the pain is most commonly described as sharp. The other features have good specificity when combined with pain but poor sensitivity.2

  3. True, but are rarely diagnostic.2 3

  4. False. Helical …

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