Aortic Dissection: The Basics (Video)

A whiteboard session with Dr. Roselli

A tear in your aorta, called a dissection, can be potentially life-threatening and require emergency surgery. The good news is, we have made great strides in treating aortic dissection and patients who deal with this problem can live long, healthy lives. Cleveland Clinic’s Eric Roselli, MD, surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, explains the types of aortic dissections and how the condition can be managed and repaired.

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