UMEM Educational Pearls

Aortic Dissection 

  • Ultrasound has a great specificity for aortic dissection. Remember to take a look at your aorta on all cardiac views.

  • Let’s give a shout out to Nikki Cali for diagnosing aortic dissection in a patient with a recent PE. Can you find the dissection flap in this image?



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