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. …
Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with a 4.7 cm ascending aortic aneurysm and a 1.5 cm SMA dissection so this world is all very new to me. I'm grateful to have found this group. My primary care physician (PCP) has referred me to the chief of cardio thoracic surgery at a Boston hospital. I have not met him yet, but based on my CT scans he told my PCP that mine is not a case for surgery and that he would follow me. He in turn referred me to a cardiovascular surgeon for my dissection. Based on…Continue
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…
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
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
so, i was doing a bit (well, actually i have been putting it off for quite a while so it turned out to be quite a lot) of filing and stumbled upon my first ever cat scan pictures 6 months post-op. unfortunately, i either gave my doctor or the consultant i went to see in the uk the CD with the pictures on, but i will take the paper copies to work tomorrow and scan them in (i can only do A4 at home and these are A3). what i find interesting to see are the mechanical valve, dacron conduit and…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
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.…