Aortic dissection and recurrence both precipitated by sexual activity

Khaled F. Salhab, Sameh M. Said, Thoralf M. Sundt

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Risk factors for aortic dissection include: hypertension, connective tissue disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and severe physical and emotional stress. Although dissection associated with extreme physical activity has been reported, to date, there have been no reports in the literature to our knowledge of acute dissection and recurrence both occurring during sexual activity. We report a case of a 34-year-old male who underwent emergency replacement of his aortic root and hemiarch for an aortic dissection precipitated by sexual intercourse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-375
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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