Vertebral artery dissection

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What is vertebral artery dissection?

Vertebral artery dissection is occurs when a major artery of the neck develops a tear, causing blood to flow between the layers of the artery which forces them apart (dissection), potentially causing a blockage of blood flow to the brain resulting in a stroke.

Common symptoms reported by people with vertebral artery dissection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with vertebral artery dissection

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Compare treatments taken by people with vertebral artery dissection

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Who has vertebral artery dissection on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 1
50s 0
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from vertebral artery dissection patients who have completed their condition history
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