Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
New to the forum & glad I found it, there's allot out there, but all mainly medical. Trying to find people with similar afflication hasn't been easy.
My interest is finding out if anyone has had Dacron replacement(s) fitted, but first a quick overview of my condition.
I suffered an aneurysm in 2006 at the age of 46 & had the aortic valve reset, the aneurysm was left to be managed by drugs. I have tried to live a normal life, but I imagine I have overdone it as a recent scan showed the aneurysm has grown by some 2cm.
After meeting the thoracic surgeon at the Bromptom I am now due to go in for a Dacron replacement for part of the Aorta, a partial repair which should give an extra 20/30 years i am being told.
I would appreciate any advice/assurances from people who may have had Dacron fitted, or any other general advice. Natuarally I am worried and have concerns, but i don't have a choice.
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