A 38-year-old member asked:
Possible aortic dissection in teen?
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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.
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Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
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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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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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Last updated Jun 9, 2017
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