Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
Cutting to the chase. My original Type A emergency dissection repair is nearly worn out. Aneurysm forming around the Dacron graft onto the original Aorta. Complete aortic arch replacement now scheduled for late September early October. called 'Elephant Trunk' Procedure. It's the Godzilla of all heart operations. Thankful and VERY grateful that I can have this performed as usually restricted to under 60s. …
My name is Benjamin J. Carey
In April of 2009 I was diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm, the same condition that killed the actor John Ritter. I was 37 years old and otherwise in perfect health. I was lean, athletic, and in better shape than most people half my age. I never would have thought in a million years that I would soon be laying on an operating table, cut open like a rack of lamb with a…Continue
Hi all. I subscribe to an auto Google search for 'Aortic Dissection' that throws up any media stories on Aortic Dissection for the UK. This link - about the East Anglian Air Ambulance - to quite an incredible story - about a young mum to be (Nina Whear) who in April 2009 suffered an Aortic Dissection as she was being prepped for the birth of her twins - sadly demonstrates just how little is know about Aortic Dissection in the UK.
I have included a screen grab of the…
Added by Graeme on March 14, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments