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World Aortic Dissection Awareness Day : Monday, September 19, 2022

The annual incidence of this pathology is estimated at 6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, worldwide.

Some of the causes or triggering factors that affect this disease are the following. The diagnosis must be made by a specialist doctor:

  • Hypertensive people and smokers, with an average age of 60 years.
  • Patients between 39 and 40 years old who suffer from some genetic diseases, such as Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos and Turner syndrome.
  • Structural change in the heart called bicuspid aortic valve.
  • Drug use, especially cocaine.

The main symptoms of aortic dissection are the following:

  • Severe pain in the chest, with a feeling of internal tearing.
  • Acute myocardial infarction.
  • Muscle pains.
  • Dyspeptic crises (gastritis).
  • Pain in the neck, back or abdomen.
  • Regarding the treatment of this pathology, stabilizing the patient’s blood pressure, intravenous therapies or reconstructive surgeries and complete endovascular therapies stand out.

How is this international day celebrated?

In celebration of World Aortic Dissection Awareness Day , scientific conferences, seminars and conferences are held to publicize this pathology, its diagnosis and advances in treatment.

Specialists in various disciplines participate; cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, radiologists, intensivists and vascular surgeons.

Likewise, educational and informative talks are given for the general public, patients and surviving relatives of aortic diseases.

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