It’s a relatively uncommon and serious cardiovascular condition with symptoms that often mimic a heart attack or stroke. It’s called aortic dissection. And if not detected early or treated immediately when symptoms occur, it can be fatal.
Aortic dissection is an equal opportunity disease — affecting men and women — even those who lead an active, healthy lifestyle, like cyclist Becky Brooks.
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