Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
20 Years ago give or take a couple years I went into the hospital for chest pains. A CT scan showed a dissection in the left carotid artery. I was told I had a 70% chance of death without surgery and a 50% chance during surgery.
In essence a coin toss.
The cause of the dissection was and still is a mystery. I was around 30 years old at the time and had none of the contributing factors for…Continue