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Acute aortic dissection combined with cardiac tamponade in an elderly patient saved by pericardial drainage: a case report
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  • Kazunobu Une,
  • Yui Hidaka,
  • Junji Maeda,
  • Hiroki Kinoshita,
  • Hiroshi Kodama,
  • Katsutoshi Sato
Kazunobu Une
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Yui Hidaka
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Junji Maeda
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Hiroki Kinoshita
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Hiroshi Kodama
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Katsutoshi Sato
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Abstract

Acute aortic dissection combined with cardiac tamponade is fatal. The radical treatment is an aortic replacement; however, the risk is high. The treatment method for elderly patients is difficult to determine. We suggest conservative treatment with pericardial drainage may be one of the treatment options in the elderly with comorbidities.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

16 Jul 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
20 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
20 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
03 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
13 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending