Today is Topic Tuesday with Aortic Hope!
While last week was about aneurysms, today is about Dissections.
FROM THE SOCIETY OF THORACIC SURGEONS:
ALTHOUGH AORTIC DISSECTION IS RELATIVELY UNCOMMON, IT IS THE MOST FREQUENT EMERGENCY RELATED TO THE HUMAN AORTA. IT AFFECTS APPROXIMATELY THREE PEOPLE OUT OF EVERY 100,000 EACH YEAR, MOST OFTEN IN MEN WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN THEIR 60S AND 70S.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has a very easy to read Patient Website. It is here where you will find detailed information about Aortic Dissections such as:
-What is an Aortic Dissection?
-Why do people get Aortic Dissections?
-How do I know that I have an Aortic Dissection?
Click here to go to the Patient Website and have all of your questions answered.