Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
17 hours to go and counting! I'm first on the list at 8:00am tomorrow.
They got some good images from my echo this morning so I hope they will be useful.
My aortic valve does leak a bit but I hope they will be able to repair it. Not sure I like the idea of a ticking valve like yours, Graeme but I guess it's a lot better than nothing at all!
I don't really know a lot more, about what they are going to do, than I was told after I was first admitted. I believe the tear stretches across all three major vessels off the arch and i know the aorta is enlarged pretty much from the root and through the arch. If I was operating, I think I would go for a complete root and arch replacement after repairing the valve. Thankfully, someone with a bit more experience is operating! I expect i will find out everything tonight!
This is probably my last communication until after my op. (feels a bit like i am going around the darkside of the moon!)
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