Aortic Dissection is an emergency
that is often fatal when missed
The ‘Think Aorta’ campaign is centred on improving patient outcomes & ultimately saving lives by increasing the identification & early diagnosis of aortic dissection within the setting of Emergency Medicine
Think Aorta Poster
Download & share the poster to improve early diagnosis & patient outcomes for aortic dissection
Sign the Campaign
To lower the unacceptably high rate of misdiagnosed Aortic Dissections in A&E across the UK and Ireland
Think Aorta Screensaver
Download & share to use your screen to raise awareness & increase early diagnosis
How to ensure a low miss rate
Think Aorta Infographic
Aortic Dissection can you see the problem?
Be part of the solution
Think Aorta is proudly supported by Aortic Dissection Awareness (UK & Ireland). The Patient Association for people affected by Aortic Dissection and their families.
Membership of the Association is free to patients, relatives, carers and healthcare professionals with an interest in Aortic Dissection.
Think Aorta Campaign Buzz
Caught up with fantastic podcast from @RCEMLearning yesterday on aortic dissection - the errors we make & how to save a life. Thanks to @cottonclan @MaxiRebecca @AndyNeill @emmaredfern5 https://t.co/GArt9eIGvh & all others involved - we’re on it! pic.twitter.com/jfvGVB1BRT— David Hartin (@davehartin) May 2, 2018
Must listen for all practicioners! Learning for me was just how important it is to incorporate your patient's gut feelings and instinct into your own workup, acknowledge them as a person and help defeat this silent and deadly pathology. Thanks @RCEMLearning https://t.co/YXocAgVPe1— Mike Tredinnick (@MikeTredinnick) 16 April 2018
Aortic Dissection Awareness Day 2020
More than 20 countries come together to raise awareness for aortic dissection around the world on September 19th.
More details of the 2020 UK event will be announced soon.