Acute dissection of the ascending aorta can present with complete heart block if the dissecting hematoma involves the interatrial septum near the atrioventricular node. We report a case of acute type A dissection presenting with complete heart block treated with emergency grafting of the ascending aorta, aortic valve replacement, and coronary artery bypass grafting. The patient survived, although complete heart block persisted requiring permanent pacemaker implantation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine