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Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection is a medical emergency that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment to ensure patient survival. This PrimeView highlights the mechanisms and risk factors that contribute to aortic dissection, including hypertension, connective tissue disorders, inflammation and atherosclerosis.

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Aortic dissection. Nat Rev Dis Primers 2, 16054 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrdp.2016.54

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