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Doctor insights on: Dissection Syndrome Other Causes

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Can weightlifting cause aortic dissection?

Can weightlifting cause aortic dissection?

Possibly: Any reason that cause sudden and severe increase in blood pressure should be avoided . Most of dissections have no etiology but in unusual diseases like marian syndrome u could be at risk. ...Read more

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What causes an aortic dissection and what can I do to prevent one from happening to myself or another person?

What causes an aortic dissection and what can I do to prevent one from happening to myself or another person?

HTN and CVD: Most aortic dissections occur in people with poorly controlled blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Rarely they occur to people with connective tissue disorders or congenital cardiac abnormalities. Prevention is best. Do not smoke, keep blood pressure well controlled, regular exercise, and a healthy diet will serve you well, and get checked often if there is presence of the disease in family ...Read more

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How bad of a hypertensive emergency, if untreated, would cause aortic dissection?

Chronic and acute: It is usually an acute event in a chronically hypertensive patient or a patient with a chronic disease of the aorta like marfans disease. There is no absolute number but the higher the blood pressure multiplied by the time the blood pressure is elevated isthe most important parameter. ...Read more

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How often does hypertensive emergency cause aortic dissection, rupture?

Not necessarily: Causative...However if the aorta is dilated a hypertensive emergency in that case would contribute to dissection. ...Read more

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When does hypertensive emergency, if untreated, cause aortic dissection, and ultimately, rupture?

No timeline: It depends on strength of aortic wall, level and history of hypertension, and many other factors. More commonly, hypertensive emergencies lead to stroke before aortic dissections but it certainly can cause either. I hope this helps! ...Read more