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Altaf is now a member of Aortic dissection & aortic aneurysm information support group
Jun 30
Terry Burridge posted a discussion


I wanted to know otter people's experience of atrial fibrillation. Or its treatment. I've been left with A.F  following my aortic dissesction in February. RJR promise was that ablation would be done as soon as practical. Now i'm being told that my new consultant does not want to do this -for reasons've yet to hear. I'm unhappy since i thought i stood a chance of getting my life back following this infeevention! I wondered what other people's experience has been.YoursTerrySee More
Jun 15
Dale Santos updated their profile
Jun 3
Gregory Smith posted a blog post

Five years today!

Yes it's 5 years today since I was operated on for an acute aortic dissection. At the time, my wife was told I wouldn't survive. But look, here I still am, and since that fateful day, I've been skiing, ridden my motorcycle to the Italian Alps and Southern Spain, and been on two narrow-boat holidays. In two weeks time, we'll be off again. So, there's hope for us all. Just stay positive and enjoy life to the full - it's the only one you've got.See More
Jun 2

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Just recovering from my SECOND AD! 7 Replies

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UK guidelines for Thoracic AD 11 Replies

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Femoral Bypass Along With AD 12 Replies

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Blog Posts

Five years today!

Posted by Gregory Smith on June 2, 2015 at 11:53 — 4 Comments

Shell shocked!

Posted by Judy Everett on May 19, 2015 at 20:11 — 6 Comments

New member

Posted by Terry Burridge on May 12, 2015 at 18:00 — 8 Comments

My Story

Posted by John Cope on March 23, 2015 at 19:47 — 5 Comments

worst valentines day ever!

Posted by norma bell on February 15, 2015 at 19:30 — 4 Comments

update - surgery soon

Posted by norma bell on January 12, 2015 at 19:56 — 3 Comments

Two years.

Posted by Wayne Settje on January 11, 2015 at 5:20 — 3 Comments

Not feeling quite so brave

Posted by Paul on January 7, 2015 at 21:55 — 4 Comments

hallo & happy new year

Posted by norma bell on December 31, 2014 at 19:21 — 5 Comments

Just an update.

Posted by Kimberlee Jones on December 5, 2014 at 17:45 — 3 Comments

I keep loosing my story so for now 'hello'

Posted by Brenda Grunwell on October 9, 2014 at 13:10 — 4 Comments

My AD story

Posted by Steve Williams on September 21, 2014 at 13:01 — 5 Comments

3 months post aortic dissection repair

Posted by Angela Kirkham on September 19, 2014 at 12:44 — 10 Comments




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