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What are the treatments for aortic dissection?

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Your doctor may do surgery, which involves removing the dissection and “rebuilding” your aorta with a plastic tube, called a graft. Treatment often involves medications. These can include beta blockers and sodium nitroprusside (Nitropress), which will help lower your blood pressure and heart rate. You may have to take these for the rest of your life.

From: What is Aortic Dissection? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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Mayo Clinic: “Aortic Dissection.”

Medscape: “Aortic Dissection.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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