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A 38-year-old member asked:

Possible aortic dissection in teen?

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Dr. Shane Parmer
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Sure: Typically in the young if a dissection is considered it is related to trauma or a congenital connective tissue disease such as ehler's danlos or marfans.
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
See a doctor: aortic dissection is a life threatening emergency. unlikely in teens but possible especially if there is a connective tissue disorder. if you have any concern about an aortic dissection, seek medical attention immediately.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have a possible aortic dissection?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Severe chest pain: Aortic dissection is heralded by severe chest pain, often radiating from the front of the chest through the chest and into the back, often described as "tearing" or "ripping". If you suspect it, it's a medical emergency and every minute counts. It would be quite rare in your age group unless you have marfan's syndrome.

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