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Depeche Mode keyboardist Andrew Fletcher died of an aortic dissection – here’s what it is

By Adam Taylor, Professor and Director of the Clinical Anatomy Learning Centre, Lancaster University
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It was revealed this week that Depeche Mode keyboardist Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher, died in May from an aortic dissection. Aortic dissections are relatively uncommon compared to other cardiovascular conditions such as heart attacks – but their outcomes are often very poor.

The aorta is the body’s main artery. It carries oxygen and nutrient rich blood from the heart to…The Conversation

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