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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 395613, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/395613
Case Report

Using D-Dimer to Diagnose Painless Acute Aortic Dissection: A Case Report

Pôle de Médecine d'Urgence, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Toulouse, CHU Purpan, TSA 40031, 31059 Toulouse Cedex 9, France

Received 20 June 2011; Accepted 7 July 2011

Academic Editors: K. Imanaka and R. Krittayaphong

Copyright © 2011 Caroline Barniol et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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