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How do I know if I have a possible aortic dissection?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Severe chest pain

Aortic dissection is heralded by severe chest pain, often radiating from the front of the chest through the chest and into the back, often described as "tearing" or "ripping".
If you suspect it, it's a medical emergency and every minute counts. It would be quite rare in your age group unless you have marfan's syndrome.

In brief: Severe chest pain

Aortic dissection is heralded by severe chest pain, often radiating from the front of the chest through the chest and into the back, often described as "tearing" or "ripping".
If you suspect it, it's a medical emergency and every minute counts. It would be quite rare in your age group unless you have marfan's syndrome.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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