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What are the signs someone has dissecting aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Pain

Severe pain of chest, back, and abdomen.

In brief: Pain

Severe pain of chest, back, and abdomen.
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
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In brief: Chest pain,back pain

A dissecting aneurysm can be silent until it produces complications.
The walls of the aorta separate and create two lumens. It can progress back and rupture into the sac covering the heart and produce death by squeezing the heart. It can block other major vessels and symptoms would be related to the blocked vessel. It can rupture and bleed.

In brief: Chest pain,back pain

A dissecting aneurysm can be silent until it produces complications.
The walls of the aorta separate and create two lumens. It can progress back and rupture into the sac covering the heart and produce death by squeezing the heart. It can block other major vessels and symptoms would be related to the blocked vessel. It can rupture and bleed.
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