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Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection

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Richard Thorn is now a member of Aortic dissection & aortic aneurysm information support group
Sep 14
John Cope posted a discussion

My story. Open repair of abdominal Aortic Aneurysm with left medial rotation.

I was told way back in about 1980, following a routine chest X ray, that I had a `slight torsion` of the descending Aorta and that it was nothing to worry about! In 2006 I had an angioplasty and stent of my right leg artery. At this time I was told that I had an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and that I had been placed on a surveillance programme of six monthly ultrasound scans. In 2011 I was told that at 5.5cm, my aneurysm should be repaired, initially, by endovascular stent. However, following a…See More
Aug 7
David A Palmer posted a blog post
Aug 4
David A Palmer posted a blog post

My Story

My 1yr 10mnths older broher died from this in 2009, he had a Aneurysm/Dissection in 2001, then had to have further surgery a week before his 60th Birthday November2009 , he died on the operating table, he had explained to me that it was genetic and keep an eye out for signs, told me what to expect if it happened! On April 13th 2015 I was Oakham, Rutland, UK and it happened. I knew what it was straight away. 999 Ambulance to Leicester Royal, then transfer to Glenfield Hospital. I had a former…See More
Jul 27

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This months picture: The Tower of London with its 'Sea of Blood' exhibition in October 2014. Each of the 850,000 hand made ceramic poppies represented a fallen soldier from the UK during World War 1. Overwhelming and very very special for all those who saw it...


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Just recovering from my SECOND AD! 12 Replies

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Family AD! 4 Replies

Started by Judy Everett in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Graeme Jul 17.

Dizziness and fainting 4 Replies

Started by Gregory Smith in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Gregory Smith Jun 25.

UK guidelines for Thoracic AD 11 Replies

Started by Brenda Grunwell in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Brenda Grunwell Dec 5, 2014.

Femoral Bypass Along With AD 12 Replies

Started by Jeff Frank in Tell us your Story - Aortic Dissection or Aortic Aneurysm... Last reply by Jim Sanquedolce Jul 24, 2014.

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Posted by David A Palmer on August 4, 2015 at 17:15 — 1 Comment

My Story

Posted by David A Palmer on July 27, 2015 at 18:03 — 5 Comments

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




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