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

Stress test and ultrasound of both stents today at the cardiologist. Stress test revealed that blood pressure is well configured. Level 2 stress test (200 Watts) had to stop after 10 minutes because legs felt like like lead. Both stents look tickadeboo, although the second one is causing a little turbulence in blood flow.

Interval for check ups increased to once a year instead of every 6 months.

Weird fact: the artery that feeds the face is not considered important by doctors and they will happily let it block itself if necessary. This is because there is such a wide network of other vessels in the face that could take over supply. The artery that feeds the face branches off the external carotid artery.

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Comment by Graeme on May 13, 2010 at 7:32
r, as my mum used to say when i was a kid...if you keep pulling faces 'the wind will change' (??) - supposedly this was a threat to say that my ugly mug would be frozen into the face that you pulled..scared me for years a a kid..wish i knew this tho..i could have dazzled her with medical fact.. (ha ha!) strange one tho... cheers g
Comment by Bev Clarke on May 12, 2010 at 23:22
Congrats on stress tests. That is great news. Weird about the artery that feeds the face but I guess if another vessel takes over, that's A-ok!

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