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Do people with dissecting aortic aneurysm have a lot of pain?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Most

Most patients with a dissection aortic aneurysm have a sensation of tearing in their chest that is painful and distressing.
However, between 5-15% of patients with aortic dissection have a painless dissection, making detection more difficult. Unexplained hypotension with dyspnea and heart failure usually lead to a diagnostic echocardiogram... But missed diagnosis are common in this group.

In brief: Most

Most patients with a dissection aortic aneurysm have a sensation of tearing in their chest that is painful and distressing.
However, between 5-15% of patients with aortic dissection have a painless dissection, making detection more difficult. Unexplained hypotension with dyspnea and heart failure usually lead to a diagnostic echocardiogram... But missed diagnosis are common in this group.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Very painful.

In brief: Yes

Very painful.
Dr. Christopher White
Dr. Christopher White
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