Aortic dissection: Introduction
A potentially life-threatening condition where an opening in the inner lining of the aorta allows blood to flow into the wall of the aorta. The pressure of the blood in the wall can cause the opening in the lining to increase. An aortic dissection can cause sever pain and needs immediate medical attention. ...more »
Symptoms of Aortic dissection
- Sudden onset of severe
- Stabbing or tearing chest pain that may radiate to back
- Neck or arms
- Symptoms of hypovolemia
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Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too common for...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder.
Some of the...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat.
In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal.
It should be...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in...read more »
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