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my late dad's aorta burst while watching tv, he was in early 70's ( we didnt know what was wrong with him ) rushed to hosp, 6 hrs in surgery,  he lived untill his early 90's nevewr looked back after the op, took a long time to recover but lead a good life and did lots of walking with his doh, just old age he died from

 

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    We have just found out that Mum has aortic dissection as well as haematoma and plueral effusion, thickening of aortic wall , does anyone know if these condition would in fact lead to a rupture or can it resove itself . Mum is 87 and has hypertension. 
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      Your Mum is in a very delicate condition, the haematoma and plueral effusion may indicate that her aorta is already ruptured, I wish I could say that it's all going to be OK but ... neutral
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      It is so hard not really knowing what is going on , I have read that the haematoma is caused by a small leak of blood from the dissection and the plueral effusion is blood around the lungs and heart from the same. I have read that the haematoma can cause a fatal rupture she is very pale and breathless now and just has no energy, because of her alzhiemers they decided not to operate, and just let nature take its course , I  was told that she would only live two week from the specialists at the hospital over a month ago , so I know she is a walking timb bomb !!!!
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      Do you have any idea how long the clots usually take before they are absorbed by the body and do you know of the symptoms of a impending fatal rupture ?
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      Can you explain to me please , its my Mother this discussion is about and I am more confused reading the medical journals. 
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      Oh sorry I didn't realise it ... redface

      Well assuming the clot is mostly on the inside surface of the aorta, a mural thrombus, then they can in theory hang around, growing and shrinking, indefinitely smile However literature describes diseased areas of the aortic wall as having the consistency​ of wet toilet tissue so ... neutral

      As for the symptoms of an impending ... , chest / abdominal pain, possible intestinal / kidney / lower limb ischaemia (loss of blood flow due to loose clot / s floating about), so more pain, then sharp tearing pain, massive blood pressure drop, unconsciousness and possible death within minutes. It's quick neutral

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      I know I say 'pain' but as I say things should happen so quickly she won't feel a thing, she'll be going unconscious almost instantly smile
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