Emergency Planning

What you need to know

  • Should be aware of symptoms of rare heart complication (dissection of aorta)
    • Sudden, sharp, stabbing, tearing, ripping chest pain
    • Intense anxiety
    • Rapid pulse
    • Profuse sweating nausea and vomiting 
    • Dizziness, fainting
    • Shortness of breath

What you can do

  • Call 911 for emergency service if you suspect a child is experiencing symptoms of dissection of the aorta 
  • Develop an emergency plan if necessary, depending on the needs of individual children.