A woman comes to the emergency room again, feeling seriously ill. A doctor discovers her life is in danger due to a ruptured aorta. dr Ehsan Natour

Some time ago, a woman in her mid-60s came to us with increasing shortness of breath. She could barely walk a few steps, let alone climb a flight of stairs. She was always tired, and she also complained of occasional slight chest pains, as well as coughing and dizziness; she had also had some fever in the past few days. She had been to our emergency room two months previously for severe chest pain: suspected heart attack. However, on closer examination, there was nothing to indicate a severe heart attack, and the ultrasound was also unremarkable. The patient was discharged after one night in the cardiac unit.