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New diagnosis: ANYONE OUT THERE WITH A SMA DISSECTION?

Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with a 4.7 cm ascending aortic aneurysm and a 1.5 cm SMA dissection so this world is all very new to me. I'm grateful to have found this group.  My primary care physician (PCP) has referred me to the chief of cardio thoracic surgery at a Boston hospital.  I have not met him yet, but based on my CT scans he told my PCP that mine is not a case for surgery and that he would follow me.  He in turn referred me to a cardiovascular surgeon for my dissection. Based on…

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Added by Ann Sullivan on August 15, 2016 at 15:28 — 3 Comments

A good example of the Public and the Media understanding (NOT) of Aortic Dissection

Hi all. I subscribe to an auto Google search for 'Aortic Dissection' that throws up any media stories on Aortic Dissection for the UK. This link - about the East Anglian Air Ambulance - to quite an incredible story - about a young mum to be (Nina Whear) who in April 2009 suffered an Aortic Dissection as she was being prepped for the birth of her twins - sadly demonstrates just how little is know about Aortic Dissection in the UK.



I have included a screen grab of the…

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Added by Graeme on March 14, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Source: The British Heart Foundation: Jan08

The following are two excerpts from the British Heart Foundation Factfile on AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneursyms). Sobering reading especially in that both abdominal aortic aneurysms and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms continues to grow ever year.



Introduction

The “normal” diameter of the abdominal aorta is approximately 2cm, a dimension that increases with age. An abdominal aneurysm is defined by an… Continue

Added by Graeme on October 21, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

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