• The cause of sudden circulatory collapse in an apparently stable, hospitalized patient was diagnosed at bedside as painless dissection of the descending aorta using two-dimensional echocardiography. The clinical manifestation, some newer causes, and the potential applicability of bedside, twodimensional echocardiography in the diagnosis of aortic dissection are discussed.
(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:1932-1934)
Cohen IS, Sidhu KS. Painless Dissection of the Descending Aorta Detected by Two-dimensional Echocardiography. Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(10):1932-1934. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340230180030