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Aortic dissection

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
  • Shoulders
  • Neck or arms
  • Symptoms of hypovolemia
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Aortic dissection

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Aortic dissection: Deaths

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Causes of Aortic dissection

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Aortic dissection: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Aortic dissection

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 people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from 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 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 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 condition is a heart attack, whereas more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more »

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Aortic dissection: Rare Types

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