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Table 3 Findings on image studies

From: Acute aortic dissection: be aware of misdiagnosis

Study Type I (n = 29) Type II (n = 14) Type III (n = 6) Presented,
     No %
Electrocardiography 29 14 6 49 100
   abnormal 1     
Chest x-ray 29 14 6 49 100
   Wide mediastinum 14 5 1 20 41
TTE 17 6 1 24 49
   true positive 11 1   12 50
   false negative 6 5 1 12 50
CT 25 8 4 37 76
   true positive 25 8 4 37 100
Coronary angiography     22 11
   true positive     21 95,45
   false negative     1  
  1. TTE: Transthoracic echocardiography, CT: Computed tomography