Aortic Dissection

Aortic Dissection is a condition that occurs when blood gets through a tear in the inner layer of the aorta.

Treatment: Aortic dissection is a medical emergency; treatment should be started as soon as possible in the intensive care unit of a hospital. In some cases, you will be given a sedative and fast-acting IV medicine to lower high blood pressure. In other cases, you may need surgery to replace the weakened part of the aorta with a graft of man-made material.