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Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Also known as Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

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  • Needing medical advice please!!!

    for the past 7 mounths I get blurred vision and some numbness on face also pressure pain behind my right eye and i get disoriented it's not all the time just sometimes through out the day it lasts from 5 to 10 minutes until I feel normal again

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  • Date for surgery.....àm twitchy now

    I have an ascending aorta diagnosed in Dec last year and a furthe CT scan done on the 3rd Jan this year. I had an appointment with the consultant today. He advised that the root of the ascending aorta was borderline at 5cm the rest of the aorta was normal with slight leakage on the Aortic Valve which...

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  • AAA vs stressful job - what to do?

    I was diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm 4 years ago, with the grace of God it has remained at 4.4cm. I visit my cardiologist every 3 months religiously, and next month is my EKG/ultrasound/CT scan and stress test follow up after a year of going to him. I work as an IT site manager for one...

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  • Ruptured AAA open surgery repair

    May 31st, 2017. My step dad arrived home after a late shift complaining of back pain (my step dad is not all that forthcoming with pain!) However it was unbearable for him. He took himself off to bed and when the pain moved around to his groin we called an ambulance. After they spoke with my stepdad...

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  • False diagnosis?

    I was told after a routine ultrasound that there was a 4.1cm AAA in my abdomen. After waiting two long, painful weeks, where I nearly lost my s**t, the follow-up CT showed no Aneurysm. Can that be right? Should I be worried? I have follow-up appointments with vascular surgeons to confirm, but curious...

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  • I had a ruptured AAA aneurysm, anyone else?

    I do not hear much from people who survived a ruptured AAA aneurysm.  Are you doing fine now?  How was the experience of getting all that blood out of your stomach?  Did you have trouble bending over and picking things up for a while?   Did the pools of blood in your belly cause you...

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  • Just diagnosed with Thoracic Aortic Aneuryms ..scared!

    Hello my name is Jennifer, my husband is 48 year old former body builder.  He has been lifting very heavy weights most of his life since his 20's.  More of a power lifter.  Through the years he has stopped and started a excercise weight lifting routine.  Two years ago he went...

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  • care after aortic dissection

    I had an aortic dissection four months ago. The type A was repaired by a cardiothoracic surgeon during open heart surgery. The Type B portion in the abdominal part of the aorta is being treated with blood pressure meds and a beta-blocker. I have had several follow-up chest and abdominal CT scans since...

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  • Aneurysms, should wait for surgery?

    So my dad has 2 aneurysms, one on each iliac bifucation. I've done research on dissection, and different approaches for aneurysms at this location. His are approximately at 4.5mm (actually extends into the aorta slightly) and 3.5mm. He was referred to USC, where the surgeon stated that he would like...

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  • Employment after being diagnosed with TAA

    Hello I am a 43 year old male who was in a trucking accident that broke my back and discovered a Thoracic accending aortic aneurysm 4.4 which disqualifies my cdl license since its over 3.5cm so my question is when and if i do recover from the back injury what am i to do for employment can anyone tell...

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  • Why I Didn't Wait - The Statistics for Dissection

    I was painting inside my house last summer when I suddenly felt strange. I climbed off a short ladder, and realized my heart was pounding. I tried deep breathing, laying down and finally a cold shower. My heart was still going nuts and I could see it beating under my skin. Went to the ER where my heart...

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  • AAA and TKD?

    It's been quite some time since I last posted on this forum. To those that don't know me, I'm 49 and was diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm of 4.4cm. With luck, it's been at bay for the last 4 years since first diagnosed and I'm doing my best to keep it that way by quitting...

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  • Aortic aneurysm at age 26?

    I'm 26 years old, 165lbs (and slowly dropping weight) and diagnosed with G.A.D. Starting from the beginning, I had a bad panic attack about two weeks ago that landed me in the hospital for a possible heart attack (Thankfully it wasn't) and I've been worried about my health ever since. I've...

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  • Help!

    I'm a 21 year old female with no health issues other than anxiety. I been experiencing quick sharp chest pains and sharp upper back pains. Went to er last night and they did a ekg , blood work including d dimer test and a chest X-ray but everything came back normal. I'm still have the back pains...

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  • Chronic pain after Dissection

    I had an aortic Dissection June 19th 2017. I spent several weeks in a coma after having multiple strokes during my surgery. I now have Anoxic Brain injuries to my right frontal lobe. I live with constant abdominal and flank pain as well as spinal and seizing muscle pain. I was a wildland firefighter...

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  • Minimally Dilated Ascending Aorta

    Hello, I am a 36 year old male from Texas, USA. I was told last year that a 2011 scan showed my Aorta to be dilated. I had an echo cardiogram in March 2017 to confirm this and in September 2017 I had a CT scan. Both the echo and ct scan say No evidence of Aortic Aneurysm but both say my Ascending Aorta...

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  • Just comeback from my check up

    Just got back from my yearly check up Found out these check ups have been contracted out, not being done by the marvelous NHS, the staff have lost their jobs with the NHS, but are now with this new company The same staff will still be doing the scans My check up revealed mine has gone up from 3.5 to...

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  • ASCENDING AORTA ANEURYSM.

    I'M 62 YEARS OLD AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AN ASCENDING AORTA ANEURYSM OF 4.4 CM. HAD A CT ANGIO SCAM OF THE CROSS -SECTIONAL DIAMETER BEING 44X42 mm Nine months ago, now with anothe CT ANGIO Scam its 40.9 x 39.4 mm. Cardiologist told me it shrunk sum. Can this be possible ? I lost 28 pounds and my...

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  • Should I go on cruise?..

    I was diagnosed last month with a 5.4 cm ascending aortic aneurysm and I know that I will need surgery soon. The problem is that my family and I have been planning a 7day cruise in April. My surgeon says that I can wait until I get back from cruise to have surgery, but it’s scary now. He also said that...

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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    I was diagnosed with AAA about a month ago, I'm 46 yrs old , I had very bad stomach pain which was a ulcer but my CT Scan found this blood clot thankfully. I have to have a 7 hour surgery to put a by-pass in, but first I have to have all these test done on my heart to see if I can do the surgery,...

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  • Life After Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Repair

    Albert,  Texas  age 54 aaa 7.0 cm  Need operation aka Evar repair.  If I don't have fixed it,  I most likely will die.  I use to smoke but since I found out about this last month stopped, I am also over wight was 296 but since that day I have been walking more lost 8lbs...

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  • Study supports link between fluoroquinolones and aortic aneurysm

    A study has shown that fluoroquinolone use is associated with a 66% increased risk of aortic aneurysm, comparted to amoxicillin. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics are associated with an increased risk of aortic aneurysm or dissection, a study shows.  The findings, published in the BMJ, found a 66% increased...

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  • Workouts for aortic dissection patients?

    I had a type A aortic dissection a year ago. They patched me up and put me on bp meds and a beta blocker and told me "no heavy lifting", "no sprinting", "no holding your breath when exercising". I also have a type B aortic dissection in my descending aorta. I do some walking...

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  • Uncoiled Aorta.....anything else???

    Hi everyone, right now feeling p*ssed off and concerned....got off the phone with my pulmonologist after getting a chest x-ray done. Chest x-ray went well, said lungs look normal, heart okay except he noticed I have an uncoiled aorta. Said the aorta is supposed to wrap around the heart, not too tight....

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  • Aortic Dissection and AAA .

    My Mum was diagnosed with Type B Aortic Dissection and AAA in April 2016. Three specialists tokd us to prepare her funeral as she would only live for 2 weeks at the most !!!! Almost 2 yrs and our amazing mum is still here and had defied all thesr specialists !!! She is a trooper at 89 yrs old. She does...

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  • Triple AAA repair

    Hi guys,im one of the lucky people who survived after a near burst,i was admitted into hospital on the 24/1/18 at 1600 and at 1930 i was in theatre having a EVAR and i also had a Femorofemoral crossover bypass graft,all this done on a spinal/epidural anaesthesia,was only in hospital for 2 days now what...

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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - prognosis advice please

    Patient is a 92 year old male, recently diagnosed with a 5.5cm AAA and has declined the open surgery needed, as believes strongly he would not be able to cope with both the operation and recovery. His concern is, having wanted and agreed to having a Consultant's letter (see text below), stating...

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  • Mild chest pain w/aortic root aneurysm?

    Hey everyone- So I was diagnosed last year with a 4.7 cm aortic root dilation (aneurysm).  I've been having some mild intermittent chest pain the past couple of months. It happens several times a day, basically lasts for a few seconds then goes away. It often occurs when I'm laying...

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  • New to the group

    I am in my 2nd week of a aortic dissection B. I have Marfans and heard I may experience this in a point of my life. Who in this group have had this type of dissection and has Marfans. If you have did you manage the dissection with meds or did you have surgery?

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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms

    This morning, my partner woke up with back pain and pulsating in her stomach. With research, I found her symptoms closely matched that of AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm). However, she's missing a key symptom - there's no bulging or tenderness anywhere on her stomach or abdomen. Furthermore, she's...

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  • Ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm

    I was diagnosed with a 4.1 cm ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm two years ago. In December it was found to have grown to 4.4 cm. My dr is currently monitoring this but I am now concerned because of the recent change. My blood pressure is good and I exercise most days but find myself worrying about the...

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  • Were you ever prescribed Cipro or fluoroquinolones ?

    From a recent long term survey in pub med Our objective was to evaluate the association between fluoroquinolone use and aortic dissection or aortic aneurysm in a systematic review and meta-analysis. Evidence from a small number of studies suggests that exposure to fluoroquinolones is consistently...

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