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A useful exercise test for detecting leg malperfusion due to aortic dissection
  • Baku Takahashi,
  • Keiji Kamohara
Baku Takahashi
Saga University Hospital
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Keiji Kamohara
Saga University Hospital
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Abstract

We herein report a case of leg malperfusion caused by dynamic obstruction after aortic dissection diagnosed by the exercise ankle brachial pressure index test that could not be diagnosed solely by examining the symptoms and investigations at rest. This case suggests that exercise can be a key factor in the diagnosis of this complication. Furthermore, blood pressure elevation can be an exacerbating factor in dynamic obstruction. We recommend conducting an aggressive evaluation of the symptoms and medical examinations not only at rest but also under stress.