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

Down the Rabbit hole again...Thanks Alice..NOT!

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 team at Guys St Thomas in London - best in world for heart so confident there..And recover is well.. a long time. So finally - selling business (hopefully with titanic mess UK is in..) and retiring!  That way might be able to bring this site back to its glory days as will certainly have the time. .and now totally the credentials! 

Cheers all

Graeme Archer
Founder: Aortic Dissection Survivor Group

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Tags: aneurysm, aortic, dissection, elepaht, procedure, repair, trunk

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Comment by Graeme on October 29, 2019 at 22:09

Update.. Still waiting for the crack surgical team to be assembled.. its much more complex than even I thought... Maybe late November early December now. Bugger! :-) 

cheers

Graeme Archer

Comment by Byron W Eastridge Jr on August 14, 2019 at 3:12

Hopes and prayers that it goes well for you.

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