Click on these pictures
to go to the TAD Coalition Website
to read Josh's Story
as told by his wife Debbie
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web site by ~ Lynn Sanders
Ritter Rules are life-saving reminders to recognize, treat and prevent thoracic aortic dissection, a deadly tear in the large
artery that carries blood away from the heart. Named for actor John Ritter, who died of a thoracic aortic dissection, Ritter
Rules combine knowledge with action . Know the urgency, symptoms, who is most at risk and which imaging tests are
required to diagnose this medical emergency. Click on the Ritter Rules link above for more information.
Josh Doss
7/14/1970 - 1/30/1998
This page was last updated: August 2, 2015
ACC/AHA Pocket Guideline

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based on the 2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease is available free from the
TAD Coalition.

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