Atrial fibrillation, an epiphenomenon of acute Stanford type-A aortic dissection with suspected intimo-intimal intussusception

Michele M. Ciulla, Patrizia Vivona, Alessandro Lemos, Fabiola Sozzi, Ugo Cioffi, Alberto Testori

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Supraventricular arrhythmias can sometimes be “only” epiphenomena appearing during acute hypoxia, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and thrombosis. Indeed, atrial fibrillation is not rare in acute aortic dissection as it is estimated in about one half of patients and may be secondary to a perfusion deficit of the sinoatrial node artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1791-1794
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Case Reports
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018



  • atrial fibrillation
  • intimo-intimal intussusception
  • Stanford type-A aortic dissection

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  • Medicine(all)

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