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Aortic Dissection: Rodney's Story

Rodney M. was airlifted to Johns Hopkins after experiencing sudden chest discomfort, leg numbness and excruciating pain.

Rodney M. was airlifted to Johns Hopkins after experiencing sudden chest discomfort, leg numbness and excruciating pain. The culprit of his symptoms was a life-threatening tear in his aorta, the vessel that supplies blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Rodney promptly underwent a highly complex emergency surgery during which Dr. Jennifer Lawton repaired his aorta and set him on the road to recovery.

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