Aortic Dissection Awareness (UK & Ireland) is the Patient Association for people affected by Aortic Dissection and their families. 

We are the voice of Aortic Dissection patients in the UK & Ireland. Our work involves raising awareness of Aortic Dissection, its diagnosis and treatment; providing vital friendship, support and advice for patients and family members; encouraging research into the condition; and working with healthcare providers to ensure that best practice diagnosis and care for Aortic Dissection are implemented consistently across the UK & Ireland.  

Membership of the Association is free to patients, relatives, carers and healthcare professionals with an interest in Aortic Dissection.

The most important of our activities is to provide friendship, support and advice for patients and their family members during their most challenging times. We are delighted to see the increasing number of Aortic Dissection survivors joining our free Facebook support group. 

Our annual flagship event is Aortic Dissection Awareness Day – September 19.

Countries from across the globe come together to jointly create awareness for the lethal disease Aortic Dissection. We bring together patients, families, clinicians, researchers and NHS England representatives from across the UK & Ireland to increase awareness, collaboration and accelerating change to improve patient care & outcomes.