September is Aortic Awareness month

September is Aortic Awareness month. And September 19 – is the global Aortic Dissection Awareness Day.

AORTIC DISSECTION AWARENESS DAY SQUARE DESIGN USA
AORTIC DISSECTION AWARENESS DAY

You can join the movement around Awareness Day the whole year on the facebook page for Awareness Day.

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Aortic Dissection is a rare cardiovascular disease

Aortic Dissection is a rare cardiovascular disease. On Rare Connect a global commuity of friends living with the rare disease Aortic Dissectionhas joined. One of these persons, Dan from United Kingdom, has written his survivor story, and it starts with “Today Is A Good Day“.

The Snow Leopard have been chosen to represent Aortic Dissection Awareness Day – September 19 – a global day to jointly create awareness for rare and lethal aortic diseases around the globe.

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Doctors have 6.000 rare diseases to face in their work. Aortic Dissection is only one of these. Then there are ten thousand more known diseases.

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We who are affected by aortic dissections (patients, families, friends, the loved one left behind if someone has died in this disease) – we all need to help to communicate important things, like the new knowledge that also persons with no trace of connective tissue diseases, can carry genetic mutations that causes aortic dissection.

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One way to do this is to get active on the global Aortic Dissection Awareness Day September 19. Then we can benefit of creating interest around our rare disease, by going out in many cities, to many hopitals, in many countries, all over the globe on the same day.

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Snow Leopard (Panthera Unica) represents Aortic Awareness

The Snow Leopard (Panthera Unica) is a rare animal that has its natural habitat in parts of the mountain regions in Asia.

Snow leopards are carnivore and actively hunt their prey. The total wild population of the snow leopard is estimated at only 4,000 to 6.500 individuals. It can not roar like other big cats, like Lions or Tigers, and that makes the Snow Leopard a “silent killer”.

Aortic disease like AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) cause many deaths because they are usually silent until a medical emergency occurs and they either burst totally or turns into an aortic dissection. AAA is therefore often also called a “silent killer” because there are usually no obvious symptoms of the disease before it becomes acute.

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day September 19 Spain
Aortic Dissection Awareness Day September 19 Spain

The Snow Leopard have been chosen to represent Aortic Dissection Awareness Day – September 19 – a global day to jointly create awareness for rare and lethal aortic diseases around the globe.