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  How should we Diagnose Dissection of Aorta?

How should we Diagnose Dissection of Aorta?

In this video, Dr. Sameer Shrivastava, Heads the department of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will talk about how to diagnose dissection of aorta? Dissection of aorta is a very confusing disorder unless a key suspicion is present.In such patients, history is important. Dr. Sameer will also explain the symptoms which are help to diagnose the disorder. He will tell us many a times ECG are normal. In such patients, hypertension exist and the pulses are uneven, for example, absence of pulse in one limb or carotids, etc. Whenever you have a strong suspicion of dissecting aorta, then the first test to be done is 2d-echo and Transesophageal echocardiography (TTE). TTE is done as when 2d-echo is unable to detect dissecting aorta due to certain limitation.