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AORTIC DISSECTION – CHECK FOR PULSE DEFICITS AND DIASTOLIC MURMUR

AORTIC DISSECTION – CHECK FOR PULSE DEFICITS AND DIASTOLIC MURMUR

Morgagni in 1761 described a man who presented with a swelling on the upper part of the sternum (Seats and Causes of Diseases). The skin became thinner and blood began to leak out. The original case describes the patient pulling at his bandages and being “ordered to keep himself still, and to think seriously and piously of his departure from this mortal life, which was very near at hand, and inevitable.” The following day Morgagni describes the lesion bursting. “Nevertheless,…

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