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Type B aortic dissection is a serious cardiovascular condition associated with high morbidity and mortality in which the layers of the aorta (the body's main artery) become separated from one another.
In the last two years we have performed 12 aortic dissection surgeries but this was by far the most complicated.
Cases of aortic dissection have risen in expectant mums in the five years since Caroline's death.
9%, respectively for transthoracic echocardiography and 98-100% and 95-98%, respectively for transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of aortic dissection.
chief of cardiothoracic surgery and co-director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals, said that they focused the study on patients having aortic dissection and found that the odds of dying following this procedure were greatly reduced during the waning full moon, and that length of stay was also reduced during the full moon.
There was no evidence of aortic dissection, pericardial tamponade or valvular dysfunction.
Public Services Ombudsman for Wales Peter Tyndall said that there had been "significant delays" in the diagnosis and treatment of an aortic dissection - a heart condition with a high mortality rate - in a woman named as Patient A when she was admitted to Swansea's Singleton Hospital in June 2011.
Most people have heard of aortic aneurysms, but aortic dissection may be a term that's not as familiar, although every bit as dangerous.
Although the exact cause of aortic dissection is unknown, risk factors include high blood pressure and some genetic abnormalities of the aorta, including Marfan syndrome.
Steinman did not find any evidence of an aortic dissection and his interpretation of the x-ray was confirmed by Dr.
Systemic arterial hypertension (AHT), the "silent killer," is the most important risk factor for aortic dissection (AoD) (1).