Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
Not being macabre here..but this question REPEATEDLY tops the 3 most asked question on Google regading Aortic Dissections.
My research from published medical papers seems to indicate that their is a 60% survival rate after 10 years for Type 'A' Aortic Dissection but I cannot find any further survival statistics past this... So - the million dollar question.... :0
Anyone know of anyone who has gone past this... and how long..?? I am sure that this would be a very positive set of numbers for all of us to know.... Their are a number of answers online for this question but most are pretty obtuse and no-one to my knowledge has ever put down a definitive answer.. not that I/we can either but it would be good to get some numbers to look at..
I make my 10 year anniversay next April 2013 so hopefully I can look forward to the next 10 years ;-)
Anyone like to put their AD anniversary date to this post.. if we have enough data we can then do up hopefully a quite reassuring graph for our members and others.. :)
*** Update August 25 2015***
12 Year Anniversary April 23rd 2105.. here's to my lucky 13th Anniversary coming up in 2016 :-)
***Update Nov 6 2018***
15 years post Aortic Dissection now and looking at 16 years next April 2019. My wonderful team at St Guys in London however keeping an eye on the dacron aorta join to the original Aortic Root on the heart. Normal wear and tear for last 16 years. Go team! Live life. Love life!