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Table 2 Presenting symptoms

From: Acute aortic dissection: be aware of misdiagnosis

Symptoms Type I (n = 29) Type II (n = 14) Type III (n = 6) Presented
     No %
Chest pain (total)     35 71,4%
only chest pain 12 6   18 36,7%
Chest pain with back pain 1 1 2 4 8,1%
Chest pain with syncope 4    4 8,1%
Chest pain with neurologic deficit 2 4   6 12,2%
Chest pain with CHF 3    3 6,1%
CHF 4 1   5 10,2%
syncope 2 1   3 6,1%
Syncope with pulselessnes of the lower extremities   1   1 2%
Intubated    2 2 4,1%
paralysis of lower extremities 1   1 2 4,1%
Hemiparesis    1 1 2%
Total 29 14 6 49 100%
Hemodynamic instability 7 1 2 10 20,4%
  1. CHF:congestive heart failure