A 43-year-old member asked:
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what are the odds of surviving an aortic dissection?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
50%-70: Depends on where it is, how soon you get treatment prevention is best! no smoking blood pressure control.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Fairly good: Depends on the location of dissection and involvement of other arteries. With modern technology with odds are pretty good for survival.
Answered on Jun 8, 2015
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