Aortic aneurysm - dissecting

Alternative names
Aortic dissection

Definition
Aortic dissection is a condition in which there is bleeding into and along the wall of the aorta (the major artery from the heart). This condition may also involve abnormal widening or ballooning of the aorta (aneurysm).

see Aortic dissection.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Dave R. Roger, M.D.

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