Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
My first post. Glad I found you all.
I had an AVR in 1996. The St Jude mechanical that Dr. Fred Grover (blessings upon him) put in is working just fine. I am still experiencing the same post brain fog, all these years later.
My wife tells me I am not experiencing this, she does not believe that there could be a relationship between bypass for extended periods of time and memory and cognition issues. I am certain of the change in my life, there are large blocks of my memory that are gone - long term memory; and there are significant issues with my short term memory.
I was an extremely healthy 34 year old soldier when I got a bad case of strep that turned into endocarditis. I wonder if the group can help me with this - where can I find scientific literature on the long term impact(s) of: 1. AVR or any surgery where the aorta is clamped closed (there is discussion of plaque being released when the aorta is clamped); and 2. bypass use esp long use of bypass causing permanent memory and cognition issues.
Why do I ask? My interest was piqued when the results from a brain MRI came back showing numerous white spots on my frontal cortex. This is a sign of a history of mini strokes in my brain. I can't help but assume that these were caused during my surgery, anyone have any ideas?
Be well everyone!
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