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Can i get aortic dissection without being hospitalized?

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Dr. Donald Thomas answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

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 Feb 10, 2015



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Dr. Kevin Nolan answered

Specializes in Surgery - Vascular

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 Aug 19, 2014



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