Heart 89:973 doi:10.1136/heart.89.9.973
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Percutaneous balloon fenestration of the intimal flap for management of limb threatening ischaemia in acute aortic dissection

  1. H Eggebrecht,
  2. D Baumgart,
  3. O Dirsch,
  4. R Erbel

    A 61 year old man with a history of systemic hypertension was admitted with severe chest and back pain of acute onset. Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed acute Stanford type B aortic dissection extending to the iliac arteries. The patient was initially stabilised by intravenous antihypertensive medication, but soon developed …