Cardiology

Aortic condition more deadly in women than in men

Women who experience acute aortic dissection—a spontaneous and catastrophic tear in one of the body's main arteries—not only are older and have more advanced disease than men when they seek medical care, but they also ...

Surgery

Chest cavity fire during emergency cardiac surgery

At this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress (the annual meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology) in Vienna, Austria (1-3 June), doctors present the unique case of a man who suffered a flash fire in his chest cavity ...

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