AD Symptoms

Symptoms of Aortic Dissection

Location of Pain:

  • Chest pain
  • Back pain
  • Flank pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Leg pain

Quality of Pain

  • Pain that is tearing or sharp
  • Abrupt onset of pain
  • Pain that migrates or radiates

Neurological Deficits

  • Coma/Altered consciousness
  • Paralysis
  • Extremity numbness
  • Difficulty with speaking or slurred speech

Light-headedness/Fainting

Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath

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