What is Aortic Dissection?

February 3, 2017

An aortic dissection is a severe condition in which the inner layer of the aorta, the large blood vessel offshoot off the heart, tears. Blood urges through the tear, causing the inner and middle layers to separate. If the blood-filled channel bursts through the outside aortic wall, aortic dissection is often fatal. The aortic direction is relative uncommon accuracy. The condition most frequently happens in men in the 60s and…

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