A 34-year-old member asked:
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how often does hypertensive emergency cause aortic dissection, rupture?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: Causative...However if the aorta is dilated a hypertensive emergency in that case would contribute to dissection.
Answered on May 20, 2014
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