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Aortic Dissection

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by Polsdorfer R


Elevated blood pressure and a diseased aorta are the principal causes, usually due to atherosclerosis. Other congenital and acquired afflictions of the aorta also increase the chances of dissection.


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The College of Family Physicians of Canada



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