Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
Had a bit of a scare. Couldnt get to sleep and around 2am realised my heart was really fast and really irregular, stupidly I lay there for about 2 hrs willing it to settle down. Eventually got up made a cup of tea and by 4am it had settled.
Hubby knew nothing about this (sound sleeper to say the least). Anyway I decided to call in at the walk in clinic in the village, the nurse advised us to go straight to A&E so we drove to Wythenshawe where they've got all my scans. I was very impressed with them but when they decided I should be Nil By Mouth in case I needed surgery I had a bit of a melt down.
Anyway the repeated CT scan shows that the aneurysm hasnt changed in the last 5 months and the ecg and blood tests show no evidence of heart attack. So we came home knackered at 9pm having left the house at 10am. Still non the wiser as to what it was all about. Without capturing it there's no way of knowing if it was an episode of Atrial Fibrillation.
I have noticed that lying on my left side made my heart a little irregular so I'm wondering if thats whats happened. Anyone else had anything like this happen to them?
Its really hard on partners isnt it.
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