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  • Writer's pictureShaun Nicosia

Ignored or Misdiagnosed ?

When Your Symptoms Are Ignored or Misdiagnosed

Many of the aortic dissection survivors in our community were lucky enough to go to a hospital where emergency physicians recognized their symptoms or connected the dots when hearing about their family medical history and ordered a life-saving CT scan.

Unfortunately, there are many community members who had a very different experience. Some spent hours waiting in the emergency room, others were actually sent home. The worst stories come from patients that know their family history, can clearly articulate that information and are still sent home without a CT scan.

We have asked community members to share some of their symptoms and ER experiences with the medical community in hopes of teaching emergency physicians to THINK AORTA and order a CT scan.

If you have experienced something similar, please consider sharing your experience with us in hopes of teaching more medical professionals to THINK AORTA and help increase diagnosis time.

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