An 83-year-old man with a history of hypertension presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with acute onset of nonexertional chest pain for one day. He denied associated complaints. Vital signs were blood pressure 103/70 mm Hg, pulse 136 beats/min, and temperature 36.9°C. Physical examination was unremarkable. A computed tomography angiography of the thoracic aorta was obtained to exclude aortic dissection (Figures 1 and 2).
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Published online: September 10, 2022
Accepted: September 4, 2022
Received in revised form: June 19, 2022
Received: April 26, 2022
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