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Doctor insights on: Type A Aortic Dissection

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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How do you cope with type b aortic dissection?

How do you cope with type b aortic dissection?

Blood pressure : 90% of type b dissection are managed medically with blood pressure control in the acute phase. In cases of rupture, decrease perfusion to organs like intestines kidneys or legs the patient will need surgery or stenting. In chronic cases you need follow up ct scan to assess the aorta for aneurysmal degeneration. ...Read more

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Possible aortic dissection in teen?

Possible aortic dissection in teen?

See a doctor: aortic dissection is a life threatening emergency. unlikely in teens but possible especially if there is a connective tissue disorder. if you have any concern about an aortic dissection, seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Can aortic dissection be inherited?

Yes: If associated with inheritable collagen diseases. However, it is usually related to elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have an aortic dissection?

Aortic dissection: Probably the best studies are either a magnetic resonance angiogram (mra) or a computed tomography angiogram (cta) of the chest and abdomen. ...Read more

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How long can aortic dissection symptoms last?

Aortic dissection: It depends upon extent of dissection and type of dissection. ...Read more

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Aortic Dissection (Definition)

The dissection is a tear of the inner lining of the aortic three layer wall the flap may obstruct branches of the aorta and create a whole series of symptoms and complications. Medical and surgical treatments exist depending ...Read more