What is the prevalence of acute pericarditis caused by aortic dissection?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Aortic dissection accounts for 1% of cases of acute pericarditis, especially for cases with hemorrhage into the pericardium.

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