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We stand for all those who have lost their lives due to Aortic Dissection


In 2015 a petition for the implementation of a robust policy to improve the diagnosis of aortic dissection in the United Kingdom and Ireland was started. This petition was created in memory of Tim Fleming RIP, who died of an aortic dissection after being sent home from the emergency department with an incorrect diagnosis of indigestion.

Our focus is centred on saving lives by increasing the identification & early diagnosis of aortic dissection in Emergency Medicine

Help us to drive that change

Our charity partner

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust

The UK and Ireland charity uniting patientsfamilies and the medical community in a shared goal of improving diagnosis, increasing survival and reducing disability due to aortic dissection.
The Aortic Dissection charity in the UK & Ireland

Free information and resources for families and individuals who have aortic dissection or are at risk of developing it.

Education resources for medical professionals.

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Aortic Dissection Medical Resources

Sign the petition

To lower the unacceptably high rate of misdiagnosed Aortic Dissections in A&E across the UK and Ireland

Recent Supporters

“last year my previously very healthy mother attended A&E with every single symptom of Aortic Dissection and it was missed in every aspect.

She was told she had food poisoning and put on a ward; where 9 hours later she passed away at the age of 55. The lack of knowledge, management, skills & discussion around aortic dissection is simply inadequate and change needs to happen.”


“my 17 year old son died from an undiagnosed Aortic Dissection. This can happen to the very young too.

We need to ensure that A&E doctors are trained to look for and understand the signs of an Aortic Dissection.”


“My Brother who was 32, was treated for a heart attack, he went into hospital on a Friday and was kept there with no scans or specialist Doctors and died on the Sunday. This petition is so important.

He had told them my Grandad and Mom had died from an aneurysm and even then no one listened. Early diagnosis is crucial. How many others have lost their lives this way.”


“My stepfather passed away last month after having a type A aortic dissection. Throughout his 4 hour ordeal, he was not given the proper diagnosis and he died in hospital.

We as a family are devastated by our loss. Awareness has to be raised in order to save lives.”


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