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what are the signs someone has dissecting aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Paul Slawek
54 years experience Radiology
Chest pain,back pain: A dissecting aneurysm can be silent until it produces complications. The walls of the aorta separate and create two lumens. It can progress back and rupture into the sac covering the heart and produce death by squeezing the heart. It can block other major vessels and symptoms would be related to the blocked vessel. It can rupture and bleed.
Answered on Apr 5, 2016
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Pain: Severe pain of chest, back, and abdomen.
Answered on Apr 8, 2013

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No: It's pretty rare.

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