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Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection

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Monday June 13th 2011I am a 51 year old female who has suffered from hypertension for 11 years.My day started just like any other day, I set off for work, I am a Teaching Assistant in a Special…Continue

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Dissection of the descending Aorta


I have just returned from an appointment with my vascular consultant and I have been informed that I need two more operations, one to fix the tear in my descending aorta which is torn from the arch to my kidneys the aneurysm measures approx 5cm it has enlarged .2cm in 3 months.  The second one is to fit a stent also I need my sub-clavian artery re plumbed!

Last June I had an emergency operation to fix a type A dissection and I suffered a stroke.

Has anyone any…


Posted on March 27, 2012 at 20:27 — 5 Comments

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At 20:13 on August 16, 2011, Graeme said…

Hi Linda


and welcome to the Aortic Dissection Forum! Please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of our members if you have any questions - or for that matter any reason at all - we are all here to help you and one another!  Maybe you might like to write on the forum or publish a blog on the site about your story..? I look forward to seeing you online on the site soon...




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