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Aortic Dissection - How to prevent?

Aortic Dissection - Treatments

​The most important treatment of aortic dissection is to reduce the blood pressure to prevent further extension of the dissection. This may be through oral medications, or intravenous medications if the initial blood pressure is high or not controlled with oral medications. Dissection affecting the initial part of the aorta will require surgery, sometimes urgently, as arteries to the heart and brain are usually involved. Dissection of other parts of the aorta are usually stabilised medically first. Surgery is required only if there is persistent pain or worsening dissection.

Aortic Dissection - Preparing for surgery

Aortic Dissection - Post-surgery care

Aortic Dissection - Other Information

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