Where's the flap?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a case of aortic intramural hematoma (IMH) in an elderly woman who presented with sudden onset of mid-scapular pain. The patient underwent a series of multimodality imaging studies before the diagnosis of IMH was evident by cardiovascular magnetic resonance, which is rapidly becoming the gold standard in the evaluation of acute aortic disease due to its high spatial resolution and ability to characterize tissue composition. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is critical in improving the outcome of patients with IMH.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heitner, J; Lotfi, M; Harrison, JK; Cabell, C; Klem, I; Banko, L; Kim, RJ; Califf, RM

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 549 - 550

PubMed ID

  • 16755845

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1097-6647

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10976640600584785


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England