Glossary of Medical Terms

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AORTIC DISSECTION: AETIOLOGY

Generally degenerative, due to aging, heighten risk: hypertension, bicuspic aortic valve, aortic coarctation, pregnancy, connective tissue mess (Marfan, Ehlers-Danlos), skeletal abnormalities (scoliosis, pectus), mycotic aneurysm, Takayasu (giant cell) arteritis, aortic laceration see also: classification
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