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Is aortic dissection always a result of this syndrome, or are there other causes?

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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Marfan's syndrome?

Aortic dissection can occur more commonly in patients with marfan's syndrome but can also occur in patients with hypertension, after trauma or with other connective tissue disorders.

In brief: Marfan's syndrome?

Aortic dissection can occur more commonly in patients with marfan's syndrome but can also occur in patients with hypertension, after trauma or with other connective tissue disorders.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

Certain syndromes such as eds, marfan, and turner predispose to aortic dissection but many other causes exist.
A bicuspid aortic valve and recent valve surgery increase the risk of aortic dissection. Aortic dissection also tends to run in families (even if those family members don't have marfan or ehlers-danlos, or one of the other associated syndromes.

In brief: No

Certain syndromes such as eds, marfan, and turner predispose to aortic dissection but many other causes exist.
A bicuspid aortic valve and recent valve surgery increase the risk of aortic dissection. Aortic dissection also tends to run in families (even if those family members don't have marfan or ehlers-danlos, or one of the other associated syndromes.
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Dr. Luke Hermann
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