2018, Number 1
Medicentro 2018; 22 (1)
Plain PC, González LM, Clavero OZ
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ABSTRACTAbdominal aortic aneurysm is a relatively common disease in the older adult, which usually occurs asymptomatic but is potentially fatal and can lead to a type of cardiac arrest called electromechanical dissociation. A clinical case of abdominal aortic aneurysm simulating a myocardial infarction that led to an electromechanical dissociation and caused patient death is presented in this work. The autopsy revealed ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm with the presence of a large retroperitoneal hematoma which was the cause of severe hypovolemia leading to death.