Aortic aneurysm - dissecting
The goal of treatment is to prevent complications. Hospitalization is required.
Type A aortic dissections require immediate surgery to repair the aorta. Type B aortic dissections may be treated with medication first.
Drugs that lower blood pressure may be prescribed. These drugs may be given through a vein (intravenously). Strong pain relievers are usually needed. Heart medications such as beta-blockers may reduce some of the symptoms.
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