Aortic Dissection / Aortic Aneurysm Rupture Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is aortic dissection / aortic aneurysm rupture?

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

Symptoms of aortic dissection / aortic aneurysm rupture

  • Chest pain

  • Cold sweats

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

  • My brain is not functioning right now

  • Hands and feet are cold

  • Hands and feet turned pale and blue

  • Chest discomfort with exercise

  • Back pain

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

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose aortic dissection / aortic aneurysm rupture

  • Do you have any chest pain?

  • Do you have cold sweats?

  • Do you have abdominal (stomach) pain in any particular location?

  • Do you have problems focusing or a reduced sense of awareness in your surroundings?

  • Do you have cold hands and feet?

Treatment for aortic dissection / aortic aneurysm rupture

An aortic dissection is a medical emergency which requires immediate treatment in the hospital. Treatment may include surgery or medications.

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Medically Reviewed By:

Maxwell J. Nanes

Maxwell J. Nanes, DO

Emergency department

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

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