A 42-year-old member asked:
Can i get aortic dissection without being hospitalized?
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Thoracic Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Most are spontaneous and occur out side of the hospital. Severe pain is common usually in the back and chest. Going to the hospital is mandatory.
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Surgery - Vascular 36 years experience
Aortic dissection: Most aortic dissection occur outside the hospital. Many are precipitated by poorly controlled high blood pressure. Treatment if you have a sudden dissection would necessitate being hospitalized in most cases.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
How long could someone live with aortic dissection without being hospitalized?
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Surgery 21 years experience
Years: Depending on where the dissection occurs and if it is expanding. As long as the dissection is in the descending aorta and isn't causing any symptoms - just good blood pressure control is all that may be needed.
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Last updated Feb 10, 2015
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