“Twenty percent of patients with aortic dissection die before reaching the hospital and 30% die during hospital admission”.
This sad statistic is written in a medical report in November 2013 “A Case of Acute Aortic Dissection Presenting with Chest Pain Relieved by Sublingual Nitroglycerin”
We can change this, by increasing awareness on the rare and dealy disease Aortic Dissection. This we can do in many ways. One is by joining hands and actually doing physical events in real life, on September 19 – the Aortic Dissection Awareness Day.
One way to change the statistic is to vreate more awareness and knowledge on the life saving Ritter Rules among staff in local hopitals and Emergency Rooms – where the first encounter is with a patient who has got ill.
Another way is to make sure people does not get acute ill in the first place. Here we can learn about the disease from the Ritter Research Program, but we can also do more to help genetics research, to find out if we have this disease running in our families and beeing passed on to new generations with out us or them knowing about it. If we know, we can do something about it before it gets in an acute phase.