We report a rare case of acute aortic dissection in a young, corticosteroid-treated hypertensive patient with a long-standing history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A brief review of literature on aortic dissection in lupus erythematosus is presented. A low threshold for performing transesophageal echocardiography in the management of chest pain syndrome in SLE is emphasized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine