Disección aórtica

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Disección aórtica

La disección aórtica es una condición en la cual se presenta sangrado en la pared de la aorta (la arteria principal del corazón) y a lo largo de ella. Ésta ocurre con mayor frecuencia por un desgarro o daño a la pared interna de la arteria. Aunque la disección aórtica puede afectar a cualquiera, se observa con más frecuencia en los hombres entre los 40 y 70 años de edad. Usualmente, los síntomas se presentan en forma repentina y requieren atención médica inmediata.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/07/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Shabir Bhimji, MD, MD, PhD, Specializing in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided byVeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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