Aortic dissection is a severe condition where there is a tear in the wall of the major artery bring blood from the heart (aorta). As the tear extends along the wall of the aorta, blood can flow between the layers of the blood vessel wall (dissection). This can lead to aortic rupture or decreased blood […]
Heart and Blood System
A blood smear is a blood test that provides details about the number and shape of blood cells. It is typically done as part of or in addition to a complete blood count (CBC). The test also known as Peripheral Smear; Blood Film; Manual Differential; Differential Slide; Red Blood Cell Morphology; Erythrocyte Morphology; Leukocyte Differential.