Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
Not being macabre here..but this question REPEATEDLY tops the 3 most asked question on Google regading Aortic Dissections.
My research from published medical papers seems to indicate that their is a 60% survival rate after 10 years for Type 'A' Aortic Dissection but I cannot find any further survival statistics past this... So - the million dollar question.... :0
Anyone know of anyone who has gone past this... and how long..?? I am sure that this would be a very positive set of numbers for all of us to know.... Their are a number of answers online for this question but most are pretty obtuse and no-one to my knowledge has ever put down a definitive answer.. not that I/we can either but it would be good to get some numbers to look at..
I make my 10 year anniversay next April 2013 so hopefully I can look forward to the next 10 years ;-)
Anyone like to put their AD anniversary date to this post.. if we have enough data we can then do up hopefully a quite reassuring graph for our members and others.. :)
*** Update August 25 2015***
12 Year Anniversary April 23rd 2105.. here's to my lucky 13th Anniversary coming up in 2016 :-)
Congratulations, Graeme. I wondered if you were OK as we haven't heard much from you recently.
BTW. You need to change the Photo of The Month - It's been up for quite a number of months, now :)
Greg (coming up for 8 years next June)
Greg..yeah...took a while to get over prostate cancer treatment and then being a battlefield tour company operator in our day job has been a manic couple of years for WW1 centenary stuff. .I'll get onto it..eventually! Cheers mate.. Glad you all well and chipper!
Pleased to see you are well and going strong Graeme. Congratulations on your latest anniversary. Just done 7 years and all well.