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. …
Hello everyone - I hope you are all well, healthy and happy and enjoying our wonderful summer (Northern Hemisphere!)
Firstly, my apologies for not being more active on both this, our AD site and its sister site (MHV site) over the last 18 months or so, but running our own (very busy now!) specialist travel business and generally really living life…
i', now 47 years old woman,it 6 years since my last 5.5 major complicatedaortic anuerysm opI have a nice scar to remind me I'm alive. it two years since I was diagnosed with dillated cardiomyopthy & 3.5 cm TAA. just the other day I got Appiontment for CT angiogram aorta.It brought all back of my first one. i've been there done & got through it with my support network. who was brillant. It may be that it ok just needs scanning again in another year. all do wait. i dont know the…Continue
Added by mrs elizabeth hurcombe on August 25, 2012 at 13:57 — No Comments
Well I am 38 years old. Spent most of my life as a Firefighter/Paramedic. I believe prior to AD I had mild HTN.
heres a real fast chronicle as to my situation.Feb.6 2010 Went to an Emergency room with substernal chest pain and not feeling good at all. They ran bloods on me and it came out normal. My mistake was I left that ER that night still having pain at at a 7 on a scale of 1-10. The next night I went in again and the doctors barely paid any…Continue
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
I am currently (24 January 2011) suffering from Chronic Type A Aortic Dissection.
I have been suffering from breathlessness for some weeks and was eventually persuaded by my wife to visit our GP. He thought my problems could be caused by anaemia and arranged for some blood tests. He also arranged for a chest X-ray. The results showed no abnormalities.…Continue
Added by Graeme on September 29, 2010 at 14:50 — No Comments
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
If you have not read the precursor forum posts to this blog about genetic screening - it would be wise to do so now..as this blog is the continuation - and expansion - and projection - of maybe things to come. Maybe good things to come in relation to screening for AD. Or maybe not. As the 'Genie in the…Continue
Added by Graeme on October 21, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments
We had moved to the UK from Australia in January 2002 after selling our online travel business in Australia in late 2001 after the effects of the Ansett Airlines failure and the devastating effects of 9/11 on the global travel industy. With the love of my life, my lovely British wife Nikki we had obtained new venture financing in mid 2002 and were deep in building our new online venture throughout late 2002 and 2003.…