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Unnecessary surgery for asthma misdiagnosed as dissecting aorta

A man suffering chest pain and breathing difficulty was sent by his doctor to a hospital for asthmatic treatment and testing. A surgeon there said he needed emergency surgery to treat a dissecting aorta. During surgery, the doctor realized that the manís heart was healthy.

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About: Unnecessary surgery for asthma misdiagnosed as dissecting aorta

Author: L. Suggs


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