Aortic dissection

What is Aortic dissection?

A pathologic process, characterized by splitting of the media layer of the aorta, which leads to formation of a dissecting aneurysm. Classified according to location as follows: type I involves the ascending aorta, transverse arch, and distal aorta; type II is confined to the ascending aorta; type III extends distally in the descending aorta, usually from a starting point just distal to the left subclaviar artery.

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I am hoping to have a cardio-thoracic surgeon answer my question, if not, then a cardiologist.

Over the last 6or 7 months I have experienced...

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back pain can be caused by another problem

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Dear Sir,

I will answer your query, as no cardiothoracic surgeon answered...

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Hello, two years ago my father was was diagnosed with dementia. He was was living alone and coping but his family doctor encouraged me to get CCAC...

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I read your question carefully and I understand your concern. It is a difficult situation indeed....

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My angiography of the chest indicates notable flaps to indicate thoracic aortic dissection. I haven't been feeling well lately, headaches, neck &...

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Doesn't seem to be an emergency related to aortic dissection

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Dear Mrs,

If dissection is a new finding, then you need...

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