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What are the odds of surviving an aortic dissection? Pretty low?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

Dissections in the ascending part of the aorta are most fatal and most common , they require urgent surgical repair otherwise has high mortality up to 80% but dissection in other areas like descending aorta has much lower mortality.

In brief: Varies

Dissections in the ascending part of the aorta are most fatal and most common , they require urgent surgical repair otherwise has high mortality up to 80% but dissection in other areas like descending aorta has much lower mortality.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Surviving an aortic dissection not only depends on the location but also on the severity or length of the dissection. Usually in the ascending aorta surgery is required to repair it, but small dissections in the descending aorta can be treated medically.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Reasonably good if diagnosed early and the patient is otherwise a good surgical candidate.
Mortality can vary from 10% to 80% depending on age, time of diagnosis, site of the dissection, presence or absence of other medical conditions such as heart, kidney or lung disease.

In brief: Depends

Reasonably good if diagnosed early and the patient is otherwise a good surgical candidate.
Mortality can vary from 10% to 80% depending on age, time of diagnosis, site of the dissection, presence or absence of other medical conditions such as heart, kidney or lung disease.
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