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This is the most critical thing! Had I not had an ER doctor who had enough sense to order me a MRI/CT Scan, I might not be here today writing this. If you have a history of High Blood Pressure or other signs, you MUST request these tests!

Signs and tests:
Listening with a stethoscope (auscultation) at the chest and abdomen may reveal a "blowing" murmur over the aorta, a heart murmur, or other abnormality.

 

There may be decreased (weak) pulses in the upper extremities. There may be signs of tamponade or hypovolemia, or signs resembling acute MI. There may be signs of shock but with normal blood pressure.

Aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm may be revealed on:


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