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 also 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.
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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 POSTER
Download a high-resolution PDF version of the Think Aorta poster and use it to improve AD awareness and education, like our friends here at Liverpool Heart & Chest hospital. We know patients whose lives were saved because medical professionals had read our poster.
DOWNLOAD A PATIENT LEAFLET
Download and share our patient leaflet. Produced by patients, for patients, in collaboration with Aortic experts at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital. This leaflet can be given to any patient with a diagnosis of aortopathy.