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What is a type A aortic dissection?

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Type A aortic dissection is a tear that happens in your upper aorta, which is also called the ascending aorta. It can extend into your abdomen, or in the area where your aorta leaves your heart.

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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