Published in Hematology Week, February 16th, 2004
"Aortic catastrophes kill approximately 16,000 people each year in the United States. Aneurysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta and complications of aortic dissections account for virtually all of these fatalities. When combined, these conditions are responsible for more than 67,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States," researchers in the United States report.
"These statistics have changed little in the past few decades despite significant declines in coronary...
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