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What is Aortic dissection?

What is Aortic dissection?

A potentially life-threatening condition where an opening in the inner lining of the aorta allows blood to flow into the wall of ...more »

  • Aortic dissection: A tear in the inner layer of the aorta (major artery in the body) which allows blood to escape into outer layers of the artery.

Aortic dissection: Introduction

Types of Aortic dissection:

Broader types of Aortic dissection:

What causes Aortic dissection?

Causes of Aortic dissection: see causes of Aortic dissection
Risk factors for Aortic dissection: see risk factors for Aortic dissection

What are the symptoms of Aortic dissection?

Symptoms of Aortic dissection: see symptoms of Aortic dissection

Can anyone else get Aortic dissection?

More information: see contagiousness of Aortic dissection
Inheritance: see inheritance of Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Aortic dissection.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Aortic dissection.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Aortic dissection: see treatments for Aortic dissection
Research for Aortic dissection: see research for Aortic dissection

Name of Aortic dissection

Main name of condition: Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Aortic dissection:


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