A 23-year-old female asked:
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how common is aortic dissection in a 23yo female?

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Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
No common at all: Unless you suffer from a congenital aneurysm (such as of the Sinus of valsalva), Marfan's Syndrome, and/or have certain rheumatologic conditions that cause laxity and/or change in composition of vessel wall. Tobacco use is not good for lining of any vessels either.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Lance Berger
30 years experience Cardiology
Rare: Is there a reason you would ask? It is pretty uncommon except in certain diseases.
Answered on Aug 28, 2014
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
True. Can happen in Marfans, in aortitis, and severe malignant hypertension.
Aug 28, 2014

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