Aortic Dissection Index

Featured: Aortic Dissection Main Article

Aortic dissection is a small tear in the large blood vessel that leads from the heart and supplies blood to the body. There are two types of aortic dissection, type 1 and type 2. Signs and symptoms of aortic dissection include a tearing or ripping pain, nausea, sweating, weakness, shortness of breath, sweating, or fainting. Treatment depends on the type of aortic dissection, and the severity of the tear in the aorta.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Drug Abuse Drug addiction is a chronic disease that causes drug-seeking behavior and drug use despite negative consequences to the user and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Drug Abuse Article
      • Drug abuse and addiction facts
      • What is drug abuse?
      • What is drug addiction?
      • What types of drugs are commonly abused?
      • What are the physical and psychological effects of drug abuse and addiction?
      • What are causes and risk factors for drug abuse and addiction?
      • What are symptoms and signs of drug abuse and addiction?
      • What happens to your brain when you take drugs?
      • How is drug addiction diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for drug addiction?
      • What are complications of drug addiction?
      • What is the prognosis of drug addiction?
      • Can drug abuse and addiction be prevented?
      • Where can people get help for drug abuse or addiction?
    • Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) There are many symptoms involved in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. The first early pregnancy symptom is typically...learn more »
      In This Article
      Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
      • Pregnancy facts*
      • Introduction
      • What is the first trimester (week 1-week 12)?
      • What is the second trimester (week 13-week 28)?
      • What is the third trimester (week 29-week 40)?
      • How will my baby develop week by week?
      • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during her 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy?
      • Body aches
      • Breast changes
      • Constipation
      • Dizziness
      • Fatigue, sleep problems
      • Heartburn and indigestion
      • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
      • Itching
      • Leg cramps
      • Morning sickness
      • Nasal problems
      • Numb or tingling hands
      • Stretch marks, skin changes
      • Swelling
      • Urinary frequency and leaking
      • Varicose veins
    • Cocaine and Crack Abuse Cocaine is an addictive stimulant that is smoked, snorted, and injected. Crack is cocaine that comes in a rock crystal that is...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cocaine and Crack Abuse Article
      • Cocaine and crack abuse facts
      • What is cocaine? What is crack?
      • How is cocaine abused?
      • What are cocaine's effects on the body and the mind?
      • What causes and prevents cocaine abuse and addiction?
      • What are symptoms and signs of cocaine abuse and addiction?
      • How is cocaine addiction diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cocaine and crack addiction?
      • What are symptoms and signs of cocaine withdrawal?
      • What are the long-term effects and the prognosis for cocaine and crack addiction?
      • Where can people find more information about cocaine and crack abuse?
    • Heart Failure Heart failure is caused by many conditions including coronary artery disease, heart attack, cardiomyopathy, and conditions that...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Failure Article
      • What is Heart Failure?
      • What Causes Heart Failure?
      • What are the Symptoms of Heart Failure?
      • What are the Types of Heart Failure?
      • How is Heart Failure Diagnosed?
      • How is Heart Failure Treated?
      • Stages of Heart Failure
      • How Can I Prevent Heart Failure From Worsening?
      • How Can I Prevent Further Heart Damage?
      • What Medications Should I Avoid?
      • How Can I Improve My Quality of Life?
      • What Surgical Procedures are Used to Treat Heart Failure?
      • Treatment is a Team Effort
      • What is the Outlook for People with Heart Failure?
    • Heart Valve Disease Heart valve disease occurs when the heart valves do not work the way they should. Symptoms of valve disease include shortness of...learn more »
      In This Article
      Heart Valve Disease Article
      • What is valvular heart disease?
      • How do heart valves work?
      • What are the types of valve disease?
      • What causes valvular heart disease?
      • What are the symptoms of valve disease?
      • How are valve diseases diagnosed?
      • How is heart valve disease treated?
      • Living with valve disease
    • How the Heart Works The heart is a very important organ in the body. It is responsible for continuously pumping oxygen and nutrient-rich blood...learn more »
      In This Article
      How the Heart Works Article
      • Introduction to how the heart works
      • How does blood travel through the heart?
      • Where is your heart and what does it look like?
      • How does blood flow through the heart?
      • How does blood flow through your lungs?
      • What are the coronary arteries?
      • How does the heart beat?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Tools & References


Terms related to Aortic Dissection:

  • Ascending Aorta Dissection
  • Descending Aorta Dissection
  • Dissection, Aorta
  • Tear In the Aorta
  • Type 1 Aortic Dissection
  • Type 2 Aortic Dissection