Updated: Apr 25
Today is Topic Tuesday at Aortic Hope.
Aortic Disease is much more common than you think however, experiencing an Aortic Dissection is not.
When we think of Aortic Dissection usually most people have the following thoughts:
1. Never heard of it
2. It is fatal
3. When it happens, you feel like you are ripping apart.
Let's discuss number 3. In this link to a discussion about the Symptoms of Aortic Dissection found on the patient website of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, many symptoms are discussed such as: severe pain, chest pain, symptoms of a stroke, shortness of breath and more.
Tell us below how YOU first presented if you experience an aortic dissection. Everyone's experience is so different. Let's learn a little more about the symptoms of a dissection.