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Korean Journal of Legal Medicine 2018;42(4):172-175.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7580/kjlm.2018.42.4.172    Published online November 30, 2018.
Type A Aortic Dissection with Concomitant Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiac Tamponade: An Autopsy Case.
Sang Jae Noh, Myung Seok Sim, Ae Ri Ahn, Ho Lee
1Department of Forensic Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. foremed@jbnu.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
3Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital and Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Jeonju, Korea.
Aortic dissection is an uncommon, life-threatening medical emergency that is associated with a high mortality rate, and death from aortic dissection is mainly related to secondary complications, namely cardiac tamponade, severe aortic regurgitation, acute myocardial infarction, and abdominal organ vessel obstruction. Hence, prompt and accurate diagnosis followed by proper treatment is important for patient survival. Herein, we present a rare case of sudden death after aortic dissection with concomitant acute myocardial infarction and cardiac tamponade.
Key Words: Aortic dissection, Acute myocardial infarction, Coronary artery, Cardiac tamponade, Complications


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