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Emergency Medicine Questions (EMQs)
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Question 1

Which of the following are true regarding the diagnosis of acute aortic dissection?

  1. Hypertension, male sex, age over 40 years, stimulant use, bicuspid aortic valve, history of cardiac surgery, giant cell arteritis and Marfan's syndrome are all associated with aortic dissection.

  2. Pain, typically sharp in nature, is present in 90%, however the ‘classic’ features of pulse deficits …

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