Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
My first post. Glad I found you all.
I had an AVR in 1996. The St Jude mechanical that Dr. Fred Grover (blessings upon him) put in is working just fine. I am still experiencing the same post brain fog, all these years later.
My wife tells me I am not experiencing this, she does not believe that there could be a relationship between bypass for extended periods of time and memory and cognition issues. I am certain of the change in my life, there are large blocks…Continue
Today, now that I have Spanish state healthcare cover, I finally managed to have a check-up with a member of the cardiovascular surgery team in the hospital where they saved my life last March; I had a Type A dissection, with emergency surgery, during which my aorta was replaced with a dacron prosthesis from the root as far as the iliac junction, along with arch.
My consultation lasted less than 10 minutes, though he looked closely at my latest X-ray, blood test results and ECG from…Continue