Aortic dissection in children and young adults: diagnosis, patients at risk, and outcomes.

OBJECTIVE To heighten the awareness of pediatricians and pediatric cardiologists to aortic dissection, a potentially dangerous medical condition. METHODS We reviewed the charts of 13 patients, seen in four medical centers, who suffered acute or chronic aortic dissection over the period 1970 through 2000 whilst under the age of 25 years. RESULTS There… CONTINUE READING