Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A review of acute aortic regurgitation


Key points:

Acute severe AR may be difficult to recognize clinically and is often erroneously diagnosed as another acute condition such as sepsis, pneumonia, or nonvalvular heart disease.

Infective endocarditis and aortic dissection are the “big two” causes and their managements are depicted in this figure.

1 comment:

Angela T said...

What are some of the overlapping symptoms that result in the misdiagnosis? if you know off hand...I work for a neurologist who is specialized in specific rare disorders, who often clarifies misdiagnoses of other doctors.