Usefulness of pulse deficit to predict in-hospital complications and mortality in patients with acute type A aortic dissection

Eduardo Bossone, Vincenzo Rampoldi, Christoph A. Nienaber, Santi Trimarchi, Andrea Ballotta, Jeanna V. Cooper, Dean E. Smith, Kim A. Eagle, Rajendra H. Mehta

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Abstract

Vascular compromise seen with pulse deficits is common in patients with type A dissection. However, patient characteristics and in-hospital outcomes associated with pulse deficits have not been evaluated. Accordingly, we studied 513 patients (mean age 62 ± 14 years, 65% men) with acute type A aortic dissection enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection. Pulse deficits, defined as decreased or absent carotid or peripheral pulses as noted by clinicians and later confirmed by diagnostic imaging, at surgery or at autopsy were noted in 154 patients (30%). Age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-855
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume89
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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