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Aortic dissection after sildenafi i use, a rare Cooccurence, case report of an autopsy

Published on: 2020-03-17


Aortic dissection is a disease with a high mortality rate. It is defined as the passage of blood from a rupture in the intimal layer to the medial layer of the aortic lumen. Sildenafil, which is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, has a vasorelaxant effect on the aorta. The use of sildenafil triggers aortic dissection. We have reported a patient who had no medical history other than a diagnosis of hypertension, and whose autopsy revealed aortic dissection and post-mortem blood examination revealed sildenafil.


Sildenafil, Aortic Dissection, Cardiac Tamponade