Dr. Anil Chopra & Dr. David Carr discuss the breadth of presentations and key diagnostic clues of Aortic Dissection. They review the value of ECG, CXR and biomarkers as well as compare and contrast the use of Transesophageal Echo and CTA in this sometime elusive diagnosis. Being the authors of the Tintanalli chapter on Occlusive Arterial Disease, they give as lots of clinical pearls and pitfalls when it comes to Acute Limb Ischemia. We end with a discussion on the trials and tribulations of Compartment Syndrome.
By Anton Helman|2018-10-19T21:31:49-04:00November 18th, 2012|Categories: Cardiology, EM Cases, Emergency Medicine, Episodes, Orthopaedics|Tags: Anil Chopra, aortic dissection, biomarkers, blue toe syndrome, compartment syndrome, D-dimer, David Carr, echocardiogram, heparin, POCUS, troponin|0 Comments