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how to tell if you have an aortic dissection?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Aortic dissection: Probably the best studies are either a magnetic resonance angiogram (mra) or a computed tomography angiogram (cta) of the chest and abdomen.
Answered on Jul 10, 2014
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Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
You can also diagnose with Transesophageal ECHO!
Dec 20, 2012

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