A member asked:

Can i get aortic dissection without being hospitalized?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Donald Thomas answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

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.

Answered 2/10/2015


Dr. Kevin Nolan answered

Specializes in Surgery - Vascular

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.

Answered 8/19/2014



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