22 October 2019

Early response to aortic rupture reduces fatal risk

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Over half of undiagnosed, untreated patients die within the first 48 hours due to aorta-related diseases, says medical expert. reports citing AA that early response to the rupture of the aorta, the main artery that carries blood away from the heart to the rest of body, could reduce the risk of death, according to a medical expert.

Majority of patients who were not diagnosed or had no emergency intervention had fatal ending due to the aorta rupture, Dr. Mehmet Ali Ozatik, head of the Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (TKDCD) said.

He said that the sudden pain on the back and abdomen, fainting, breathing problems, as well as the drop in blood pressure are the symptoms of vein rupture due to dilation of the aorta.

"High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, chronic lung disease, and high cholesterol levels are among the risk factors that cause increased blood power to weaken vascular walls," Unal said.

He also recommended that men over 60-65 years old should consult a cardiovascular surgeon in case of family history or the presence of any other risk factors.

2019.09.18 / 18:32
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