Aortic Dissection Awareness Day - September 19
Mon, Sep 19, 2022

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day – Aortic Dissection Awareness Day. People need to know more about this rare but life-threatening disease. Celebrated annually on September 19th.

History

Aortic dissection is a dangerous condition for the human body, characterized by the ingress of blood between the inner and middle layers of the aorta. Internal bleeding occurs as a result of rupture of the wall of the blood channel. With the progression of the disease, blood can already protrude beyond the outer layer of the organ, thereby leading to death.

This condition is diagnosed annually in 5-7 patients per 100 thousand people. This is a fairly small indicator. Yes, 5% of sudden deaths are due to aortic dissection. Men are more susceptible to the disease, and according to statistics, it is diagnosed 2-3 times more often than in women. All people over the age of 60 are at risk. The main cause of aortic dissection is hypertension.

Symptoms are acute: blood pressure rises, there is a sharp pain in the chest, nausea, vomiting, dizziness. Urgent medical attention is required. Delay can cost lives.

The first full-fledged study of this problem belongs to Frank Niccols, who in 1760 was engaged in the autopsy of the English King George II, and then compiled a report. The term itself began to be used only in 1802. Effective treatment through surgery was proposed only in 1954 – the idea belongs to the American cardiac surgeons Michael E. DeBakey, Denton Cooley and Oscar Creech.

How to celebrate

Learn more about this dangerous condition at Aortic Dissection Awareness Day. Share it with your friends and family. You can also create a social media post by sharing it with other users.

Get a cardiovascular exam to make sure there are no health problems.

When is Aortic Dissection Awareness Day celebrated in 2022?

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day is observed on September 19 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 19 2022
Tuesday September 19 2023
Thursday September 19 2024
Friday September 19 2025
Saturday September 19 2026