Aortic Dissection

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What is Aortic Dissection?

Aortic dissection is a tear in the wall of the aorta that causes blood to leak in between the layers of the wall of the aorta, splitting the wall apart. Health Library: Aortic Dissection
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Aortic Dissection Overview


Testing for Aortic Dissection


How is Aortic Dissection Treated at TriHealth?

To treat aortic dissection, strict blood pressure control is necessary. Treatment options include:

Cardiac Surgery

Our cardiac specialists perform over 650 heart surgeries every year, including procedures performed using minimally invasive techniques.   Robotic-Assisted Cardiac Surgery

Robotic-Assisted Cardiac Surgery

This approach is less invasive than traditional surgery and offers a variety of benefits, including less risk of infection and less pain.

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