n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - A rare case of aortic dissection presenting as pure transient global amnesia : online article - case report
|Article Title||A rare case of aortic dissection presenting as pure transient global amnesia : online article - case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Henry Ford Hospital, USA, 2 Henry Ford Hospital, USA, 3 Mount Sinai Beth Israel, USA and 4 Hofstra University, USA|
|Publication Date||Nov 2015|
|Pages||8 - 9|
|Keyword(s)||Aortic dissection, Emergency, TIA, Transient global amnesia and Valsalva|
Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a well-described neurological phenomenon. Clinically, it manifests with the sudden onset of a paroxysmal, transient loss of anterograde memory and disorientation but with intact consciousness. Typically, symptoms last for only a few hours. We present an unusual case of aortic dissection presenting with pure TGA in a patient, who had a positive outcome. This is the second case report of a patient with aortic dissection presenting with pure TGA syndrome, but it is the first case in which the patient survived.
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