•Consider atypical presentation for ACS in elderly patients
•Risk factors for severity of acute pancreatitis include advanced age, obesity, organ failure, and pleural effusion
•Can use APACHE II score to risk stratify in the ED
•Blunt aortic injury (BAI) is a rare but often deadly entity
•Consider in all cases with significant mechanism
•Can have atypical/no symptoms or have distracting injury
•Management of BAI includes permissive hypotension and rapid transfer to the operating room
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