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February 2019 Blog Posts (2)

Merry Christmas 2014 - The Story of My Aortic Dissection

I had an emergency Type B, descending aortic dissection on Christmas day 2014. I would love to share my story. While we were opening gifts on Christmas morning, I reached for a present and I literally felt something tear in my chest and abdomen. I had no prior health issues of any kind. I was fit, had low blood pressure, was never a smoker....basically I had no risk factors. I knew something was very wrong as the pain was severe in my chest and back and I was having a difficult time…

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Added by Randy Croce on February 21, 2019 at 17:52 — No Comments

UPDATE

A little behind schedule for updated info.  I had my AD surgery October 31, 2008, celebrated 9 years this past October. Meanwhile, went to a new Vascular Surgeon and he wanted the last 6 years of MRI's, Cat Scans, etc, plus he did his own Sonar abdominal and chest.  After review of all tests from the past 6/7 years, and the current year. Final conclusion, NOTHING HAS CHANGED, since my surgery. All looks good, AND I'm doing…

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Added by Sue Breslin on February 17, 2019 at 22:43 — 1 Comment

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