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Go immediately to the emergency room if you experience sudden, tearing chest pains that radiate through the shoulders and into the back, and sometimes are accompanied with a cold sweat.
Acute aortic dissection is an uncommon and often lethal cause of chest pain, the mortality rate is 35 percent at 24 hours, 50 percent at 48 hours and 80 percent within 2 weeks.
* Diagnosis & Treatment of Diseases of the Aorta, Hurst’s The Heart, 10th Edition
 

Aortic Dissection Ongoing Care

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