Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
For the first time since I dissected 7 1/2 yrs ago I went a whole yr before a checkup. Kind of exciting when the docs feel you're stable enough to move from 6m to 1yr. Well excitement is over. I went for my checkup(this time an ECHO since they are safer than CT scans) doc called yesterday with results. My leaky valve has gotten worse, and there is a possible expansion of the aorta, they are sending me for a CT scan to confirm the expansion. Doc called in the referral yesterday, so hopefully CT scan soon. Then I imagine it's off to the cardiologist, this town doesn't have one and I've only lived here a short while, so I don't have one yet. But the amazing guy and gal that did my ECHO gave me the names of 2 really good ones. Needless to say I'm a complete nervous wreck and currently very busy distracting my brain with video games.....lol
OH and a year ago my aorta from root to mid arch(the part that dissected and was repaired) it measured 5.4cm, so I'm really hoping the possible expansion turns out not to be.
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