What are the latest guidelines for the diagnosis of acute aortic syndrome?

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Why is this study important?

Why is this guideline and at least some of its recommendations important? Acute aortic syndromes (AAS) represents a rare yet life-threatening problem for emergency department (ED) physicians and there is sparse evidence supporting diagnostic strategies with high sensitivity and or specificity. This clinical practice guideline (CPG) synthesizes the current evidence with clinical expertise in guiding ED physicians in the assessment and management of AAS. The document is authored primarily by ED physicians, ensuring its utility in ED practice.

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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