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What are the main risk factors for arterial dissections?

Anyone can be at risk for arterial dissection, so it's crucial to understand the main symptoms. Watch neurologist Carolyn Brockington, MD, explain why symptoms of neck pain with headache, vision problems or weakness should be evaluated immediately.
The usual and customary risk factors for arterial dissections include the following: 
  • smoking
  • hypertension
  • dyslipidemia
  • family history
  • diabetes

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