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Aortic tears: Undetected killers

The tear disrupts the aortic valve, producing acute valvular insufficiency, a common cause of acute congestive heart failure and increased risk of death.
Aortic dissection bursts into the pericardium (heart sac).
 
The tear progresses down to and occludes the coronary artery, precipitating a heart attack.
The tear progresses down to and occludes the coronary artery, precipitating a heart attack.
 
Aortic dissection bursts into the pericardium (heart sac).
The tear disrupts the aortic valve, producing acute valvular insufficiency, a common cause of acute congestive heart failure and increased risk of death.
 
(A) Normal blood flow in the aorta. (B) Dissection occurs when the inner lining of the aorta tears and the blood flow dissects between the layers of the aortic wall.
(A) Normal blood flow in the aorta. (B) Dissection occurs when the inner lining of the aorta tears and the blood flow ‘dissects’ between the layers of the aortic wall.

 

 



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