Rupture of dissecting aneurysm of thoracic aorta into the right heart chambers

E. C. Holmes, Robert K. Brawley, N. J. Fortuin, R. I. White

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The patient whose history is described in this report suddenly developed chest pain, congestive heart failure, and a continuous cardiac murmur. He was found to have a dissection of the thoracic aorta with rupture into the right atrium and right ventricle. This rare complication was managed successfully with operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-614
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1974


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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