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THINK AORTA and save a life
Aortic Dissection is a time-critical, life threatening disease that affects around 6 in 100,000 people. Untreated, it is usually fatal. Mortality for patients with acute Type A Aortic Dissection is 1% an hour and 48% of patients do not make it to hospital alive. Research has shown that a diagnosis of Aortic Dissection is considered in less than half of patients who arrive at the ED with the condition and that one-third of patients with Aortic Dissection are actively treated for a different, incorrect diagnosis. The THINK AORTA campaign aims to raise awareness and improve diagnosis of Aortic Dissection worldwide. Our global, life-saving campaign is supported by many of the world's leading professional medical and surgical societies. The THINK AORTA poster is now available in the native language of 25% of the world's population and our rollout continues around the globe.
For World Patient Safety Day 2023 we released Tony's Story, a hard-hitting video in which viewers follow the journey of someone having an acute Aortic Dissection. Click the picture on the left to watch it. #THINKAORTA
Who We Are and What We Do
Think Aorta is a global campaign focused on the problem of misdiagnosis and delay in acute Aortic Dissection. It was created and is led by Aortic Dissection Awareness UK & Ireland. Think Aorta provides free, accredited learning resources for Emergency Medicine and Radiology teams and for First Responders, improving their ability to spot a time-critical, life-threatening Aortic Dissection and take appropriate action. Think Aorta is saving lives around the world and is endorsed by the leading medical professional bodies in all of the countries where we are active.
DOWNLOAD THINK AORTA POSTERS, PATIENT LEAFLETS AND SCREENSAVERS
Help us raise awareness of Aortic Dissection
Download our FREE poster, leaflet and screensaver and use them in hospital Emergency Departments, Radiology Departments, Ambulance Stations - basically any place where healthcare professionals who might see an Aortic Dissection patient can be found.
DOWNLOAD A SCREENSAVER
Download our screensaver and turn your computers into awareness-raising machines for THINK AORTA. Click the image below, then right-click and choose 'Save Image as' to download the screensaver.