A 36-year-old member asked:
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where can i find people who have survived an aortic dissection?

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Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Here maybe?: http://www.patientslikeme.com/ i've got plenty of them in my clinic, but there's a pretty hefty penalty for giving out their names, so that will have to do :).
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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