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Findings that shed new light on the possible pathogenesis of a disease or an adverse effect
Ruptured aortic dissection presenting with new onset atrial fibrillation
  1. Rei-Yeuh Chang1,2,3,
  2. Chung-Ben Kan4,
  3. Yuan-Horng Yan5,6
  1. 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan
  2. 2Chung Jen College of Nursing, Health Sciences and Management, Chiayi, Taiwan
  3. 3Graduate Institute of Natural Healing Sciences, Nanhua University, Chiayi, Taiwan
  4. 4Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan
  5. 5Department of Medical Research, Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan
  6. 6Institute of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yuan-Horng Yan, r92841010{at}gmail.com

Summary

We report this type A aortic dissection in both ascending and descending thoracic aorta presenting with new onset atrial fibrillation. CT images confirmed the final diagnosis. The mechanism may be due to compression of the left atrium by a large haematoma.

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