Aortic Dissection occurs when there is a partial tear in the aortic wall.

It is a time critical-medical emergency that without diagnosis and treatment, is often fatal.

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day 2022 UK & Ireland
Aortic Dissection Awareness Day 2022 UK & Ireland

When diagnosed and treated on time it has a better than 80% survival rate.

Those who do survive require specialised follow-up and monitoring.

For some patients with aortic dissection, there is a hereditary cause. Relatives of such patients should be screened to ensure that they are not at risk.

The diagnosis, follow-up and screening of patients with aortic dissection are not consistent.

Help us to drive the change to improve patient outcomes

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of those suffering from an aortic dissection are misdiagnosed

people per year lose their lives from aortic dissection in the UK

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of maternal deaths from cardiovascular causes are due to aortic dissection

lives could be saved per week with the correct diagnosis

My mother attended A&E with every single symptom of Aortic Dissection. She was told she had food poisoning. 9 hours later she passed away at the age of 55.

The lack of AD knowledge, management, and skills is simply inadequate and change needs to happen.

Sarah

My 17 year old son died from an undiagnosed Aortic Dissection. This can happen to the very young too.

We need to ensure that A&E doctors are trained to look for and understand the signs of an Aortic Dissection.

Debbie

How you can help

We are always looking for people to volunteer and support our charity. Find out how you can help and engage with The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust

Our Mission

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Educate Medical Professionals

Facilitate education for medical professionals and patients in the UK & Ireland across the patient pathway

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Change Healthcare Policy

Work with those who are responsible for healthcare policy in the UK & Ireland to ensure that there is consistency in the provision of diagnosis for acute aortic dissection, specialised follow-up for survivors and access to clinical genetics for relatives

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Research

Promote medical research into the detection, prevention and treatment of aortic dissection

Aortic Dissection is a time-critical medical emergency. Without diagnosis and treatment, it is often fatal.

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The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust
Registered charity in the UK No. 1191420
Registered charity in Scotland No. SC051517

PO Box 812, Hope Valley, Chesterfield S40 9QY

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The information and materials on this site are for general information purposes only. This site is not designed to provide individual medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any concerns, please speak to your GP. If you believe you have a medical emergency, call 999 immediately.

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The information and materials on this site are for general information purposes only. This site is not designed to provide individual medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you have any concerns, please speak to your GP. If you believe you have a medical emergency, call 999 immediately.

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust
Registered charity in the UK No. 1191420
Registered charity in Scotland No. SC051517
PO Box 812, Hope Valley, Chesterfield S40 9QY
© 2022 All Rights Reserved