A 40-year-old member asked:
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how to know if i have an aortic dissection or aneurysm?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Echo or CT: An echocardiogram or CT scan are the 2 modalities of choice. Dissection is an emergency. Aneurysm can be evaluated electively.
Answered on Jul 10, 2014

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