What is an Aortic Dissection?

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Aortic dissections are potentially life-threatening conditions that may affect anyone, although patients with high blood pressure, connective tissue disorders, or aortic aneurysms are at higher risk.

Aortic dissections are emergencies that require prompt treatment.

We hope all visitors of this site, including patients, families, and friends, are able to have all of their questions about aortic dissections answered.