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What causes aortic dissection?



Asked by Medicaleducation, Last updated: Nov 19, 2022

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M. Parker

M. Parker

M. Parker
M. Parker, Internet Researcher, Houston

Answered Aug 22, 2018

Aortic dissection is a disease where the aorta splits in between its many layers and creates another channel. This results in a weak aorta that ultimately leads to the aorta bursting under pressure. This is always fatal if not caught beforehand. The defect usually occurs due to a genetic defect in the protein fibrillin.

Due to a compromised structure of the protein, the aorta is unable to withstand the high pressures that leads to the wall splitting and resulting in the formation of a dissection. Such patients often have other symptoms as well that point towards defective protein structure and hence the protein.

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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered May 08, 2017

Fibrillin
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