Symptoms of aortic dissection include sudden, intense pain across the chest, and sometimes in the back between the shoulder blades.
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What are symptoms of aortic dissection?
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What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?
Both heart attack and heart failure are serious medical conditions that can cause death.Heart attack is caused by sudden total clogging of an artery that gives blood to the heart muscle. This kills part of the muscle of the heart, which weakens the heart.
Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot circulate blood through the body. In some kinds of heart failure, the heart is weak and cannot push blood to the parts of the body that need blood. In other kinds of heart failure, blood cannot get through the heart and it backs up into the lungs, causing fluid in the lungs.
What is cardiovascular disease (CVD)?
Piedmont Heart Institute answeredCardiovascular disease is a group of conditions that affect the heart and contribute to changes in the blood vessels. Changes in the blood vessels usually mean that they become narrow or get blocked by plaques. These changes in the blood vessels contribute to heart attack, arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and stroke. People often refer to cardiovascular disease as heart disease, although heart disease encompasses a large number of conditions from birth defects to arrhythmias to chest pain.
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