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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is aortic dissection / aortic aneurysm rupture?

Aortic dissection is a medical emergency caused by a tear in the inner layer of the main artery of the body, the aorta. It can affect anyone but is most common in men in their 60s and 70s. Risk factors include high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, and weakened and bulging artery (aneurysm).

Symptoms of aortic dissection / aortic aneurysm rupture

  • Systolic blood pressure less than 80 mmHg, or it can not be measured with a measuring instrument

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

  • Hands and feet turned pale and blue

  • Kidney failure on dialysis

  • Losing consciousness during a physical activity

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Tachycardia

Questions your doctor may ask to check for aortic dissection / aortic aneurysm rupture

  • Is your skin colored either purple or blue?

  • Are you currently on dialysis?

  • Are you urinating less?

  • Do you have a family history of aortic aneurysm or ruptured aortic aneurysm?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome?

Treatment for aortic dissection / aortic aneurysm rupture

Aortic dissection is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment in the hospital. Treatment may include surgery or medications.

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Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO (Emergency department)

Dr Nanes received a doctorate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete a residency in emergency medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. There he trained at Froedtert Hospital and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the practice of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. He was a chief resident and received numerous awards for teaching excellence during his time there. | | After residency he took a job at a community hospital where he and his colleagues worked through the toughest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. |

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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