Aortic Dissection - Topic Overview
How is aortic dissection treated? continued...
The surgery cannot be done if you are already suffering from a
severe complication in the process of dissection, such as a stroke. In this
situation an operation would lead to severe bleeding in the brain.
Possible complications of aortic dissection and its surgery
- Kidney (renal)
- Infections in the lung and lung
- Decreased heart function and heart attack.
It is sometimes not possible to use surgery in type A
dissections. In this case, the same procedures and medicines outlined in the
initial emergency treatment section are used.
Treating type B dissections
Type B dissections
are usually treated with medicines. In rare cases, a procedure or surgery may be needed
- Your aorta has ruptured.
- You have
pain that cannot be controlled.
- Other arteries or organs are damaged.