People are diagnosed each day in the United States with some form of cancer. It can happen to you at any time. According to the National Cancer Institute, that number is more than 38%. It is also the second leading cause of death, behind heart disease. That means that one in three women will develop cancer in their lifetime. And that number for men is one in two. So, it is good to be aware.
Patients in New Jersey may be concerned about the risk of a missed or mistaken diagnosis, especially when they enter a hospital due to a serious disease with life-threatening risks. One type of illness that is frequently misdiagnosed is acute aortic syndrome. This syndrome includes several types of conditions related to the major blood vessels of the heart, including aortic dissection, aortic intramural hematoma and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer. Patients with these conditions often have very similar symptoms, and the severity of the disorder can evolve quickly.