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Hello everyone - I hope you are all well, healthy and happy and enjoying our wonderful summer (Northern Hemisphere!)

 

Firstly, my apologies for not being more active on both this, our AD site and its sister site (MHV site) over the last 18 months or so, but running our own (very busy now!) specialist travel business and generally really living life…

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Added by Graeme on July 25, 2014 at 13:30 — 11 Comments

2nd aortic anuerysm CT scan 11 sept my birthday

i', now 47 years old woman,it 6 years since my last 5.5 major complicatedaortic anuerysm opI have a nice scar to remind me I'm alive. it two years since I was diagnosed with dillated cardiomyopthy & 3.5 cm TAA. just the other day I got Appiontment for CT angiogram aorta.It brought all back of my first one. i've been there done & got through it with my support  network. who was brillant.  It may be that it ok just needs scanning again in another year. all do wait. i dont know the…

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Added by mrs elizabeth hurcombe on August 25, 2012 at 13:57 — No Comments

Barefoot in November

 

 

It was just endorsed by actress Amy Yasbeck  of the John Ritter…

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Added by Benjamin J. Carey on August 26, 2011 at 2:30 — 4 Comments

3rd time to the ER

My Story

 

Well I am 38 years old. Spent most of my life as a Firefighter/Paramedic. I believe prior to AD I had mild HTN.

 

heres a real fast chronicle as to my situation.Feb.6 2010 Went to an Emergency room with substernal chest pain and not feeling good at all. They ran bloods on me and it came out normal. My mistake was I left that ER that night still having pain at at a 7 on a scale of 1-10. The next night I went in again and the doctors barely paid any…

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Added by Patrick Michael on June 5, 2011 at 8:00 — 4 Comments

Benjamin J. Carey "Barefoot in November"

Hi All,

My name is Benjamin J. Carey

In April of 2009 I was diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm, the same condition that killed the actor John Ritter. I was 37 years old and otherwise in perfect health. I was lean, athletic, and in better shape than most people half my age. I never would have thought in a million years that I would soon be laying on an operating table, cut open like a rack of lamb with a…

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Added by Benjamin J. Carey on April 29, 2011 at 2:46 — 2 Comments

The begining ....



I am currently (24 January 2011) suffering from Chronic Type A Aortic Dissection.

I have been suffering from breathlessness for some weeks and was eventually persuaded by my wife to visit our GP. He thought my problems could be caused by anaemia and arranged for some blood tests. He also arranged for a chest X-ray. The results showed no abnormalities.…

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Added by David Vaughan on January 24, 2011 at 14:52 — 5 Comments

Cook Medical to launch new endovascular repair system for Type B Aortic Dissections

In an an area not generally known for its good news, this article was featured in todays newspapers in the UK. There is no doubt that medical advances for Aortic Dissection treatment in particular the stenting and robotic surgery fields are now moving very fast..



now for the repair of Type A's without surgical intervention..??!!



Story follows below..



Cook Medical has received approval to launch a new medical device system in Europe which allows type… Continue

Added by Graeme on September 29, 2010 at 14:50 — No 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

Genetic Testing..is the GGG (Giant Genetic Genie) about to escape the test tube... & change our lives forever??

If you have not read the precursor forum posts to this blog about genetic screening - it would be wise to do so now..as this blog is the continuation - and expansion - and projection - of maybe things to come. Maybe good things to come in relation to screening for AD. Or maybe not. As the 'Genie in the…

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Added by Graeme on February 8, 2010 at 14:30 — 5 Comments

Working after an Aortic Dissection - Or going back to work!

Hi everyone!



Am getting this quick post up as I have noticed that "going back to work after an aortic dissection" has figured fairly prominently in a few searches on the Google analytics statistics for the site and it is of course - a VERY big deal. OK. Going back to work. I have so many mixed feelings and memories here. Frankly, in my case it took 3 months just to get my head around what had happened along with the physical… Continue

Added by Graeme on December 11, 2009 at 10:00 — 13 Comments

Recovering from Aortic Dissection Surgery - Breathing Exercises

Just a quick blog (note) as I only just thought of this this morning and wanted to share it with new entrants to the "AD zipper club"! As part of the pain management that your body automatically puts in place during the first few months after the operation to handle the pain of the chest healing - it REALLY hurts to laugh, cough, (sneezing is out of the question!) and even breathe deeply. I found that one of the defence mechanisms against this pain that I had carried over some months after the… Continue

Added by Graeme on October 28, 2009 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

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

My Story..22 April 2003 - No - it was NOT just bad indigestion...!!

I'm an Aortic Dissection survivor! We had moved to the UK from Australia in January 2002 after selling our online travel business in Australia in late 2001 after the effects of the Ansett Airlines failure and the devastating effects of 9/11 on the global travel industy. With the love of my life, my lovely British wife Nikki we had obtained new venture financing in mid 2002 and were deep in building our new online venture throughout late 2002 and 2003.…



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Added by Graeme on August 24, 2009 at 18:30 — 10 Comments

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