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Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Also known as Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

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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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  • 4cm aortic root @ 36 (male)

    CTA Scan w/ contrast Test Results: Sinus of Valsalva = 4cm Sinotubular junction = 3.33cm Proximal Ascending = 3.3cm Proximal arch = 3.1cm Got a CTA Scan and it showed a 4cm aortic root. Test result said "no aneurysms and normal", but cardiologist seems slightly worried and is putting me on...

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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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  • Freaking out - newly diagnosed

    I am freaking out.  In lat October I went to emergency with chest pains - which turned out to be unrelated. But during their work up on me they found a very strong heart murmur. This lead to an ultra sound appointment early Nov  which found my ascending aorta was at 5.0 to 5.5 cm along with...

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  • Scared!!

    I have just been diagnosed with an ascending aorta of 4.4cm. This was found during a routine ultrasound scan. The doctor told me that an earlier ct scan identified the aorta at 3.8cm and because the measurments were taken using two different methods he was unsure which was correct. So i am due another...

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  • Aortic stenosis and gym

    Hello! My name is Eric , I am 17 years old. I have aortic stenosis, can I still go to gym? I worked out for 1 year and I had no problems , no symptoms of aortic stenosis. I really need your help, i love to workout.. Thank you so much!

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  • I michael moscardon 32yrs old

    I will ask a favor I have a thoracic aorta aneurysm now last Ct autogram defined a measurements 5*2 cm enlargement now what can I do now I'm scared about this big pressure to help me this problem I have one son 5 yrs old I needed your help 

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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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  • Mild Abdominal aortic aneurysm of 3cm

    I had a mri done for back pain and they reported to me that a mild abdominal aortic aneurysm of 3.1 cm came out in the mRI. I would like any advice and communication from people not the VA. They are doing terrible on communicating with me.

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  • up a blind alley

    After discovering I had an ascending aortic swelling of 4.9 on an echocardiogram in May this year the cardiologist (The original investigation was for infrequent  tachycardia and AF breathlessness - for which the echo was done) .referred me to his colleague (B) who he said was an expert on ascending...

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  • Enlarged Thoracic Aorta -

    Hi Everyone, 2 months ago I was tested to see if I had any issues with my aorta due to a family history or Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissection.  I had the general testing and screening for this, an ultrasound of the thoracic aorta.  After this screening I was advised that I have...

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  • Aneurysm

    Would a inter atrial sepyal aneurysm cause the aortic root to dilate yo 4.6 cm?

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  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

    I learned over the weekend that I have an aneurysm.  It was found in a chest x-ray I was having to evaluate a nasty bronchitis.  I'm glad they found it but I'm scared. It measured 4.3 cm and I don't know what to think right now.  I believe it's the result of rheumatic...

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  • Fear of something being wrong with my heart.

    Hello there my name is Alex I’m 19 years old I’m gunna be turning 20 in just a few days.. I’ll start off by saying that I have external fear of something being wrong with my heart especially with all these symptoms.. recently I’ve been having the fear of having a thoracic aneurysm because of all my upper...

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  • Strokes from Aortic Surgery

    I was wondering if anyone has had strokes due to the Aortic Aneurysm surgery they had?  I myself had two minor strokes from my surgery and have vision impairment as a result. 

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  • Feel like I have an aneurysm

    About two months ago I started having chest pains along with back and left shoulder arm pain. I went to the ER 3 times because I thought I was going to die. They ran blood tests X-RAY and EKGs all came back fine and told me nothing is wrong with me and sent me home. Followed up with my physician and...

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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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  • Help

    I was told 3 weeks ago that I have a aortic root aneurysm at 4.4 cm. It is a scary thought that there is a bomb inside of you that can explode. Going in a couple of weeks for a second catheter ablation . Has the atrial filbriation contributed to the problem.

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  • Aortic Aneurysm, 4.4 CM

    Hi All, I hope folks can provide some advice or direction.  Just had a CT scan and showed I have a 4.4 CM aortic root.  I am 6'2, about 245lbs, early 40s.  The cardiologist was not super helpful and told me to find an aortic specialist.  She wasnt terribly concerned since I am...

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  • Symptoms

    Hello everyone I have a bicuspid aortic valve with a 4.4 aneurysm in the ascending aorta and 3.8 aortic root.I been feeling tire with no energy and fainting almost everyday my year MRA will be next week has anybody experience this symptoms i had all my blood test everything is ok this is the only condition...

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  • Scared

    Just got the word today that I have an ascending aortic aneurysm and have no clue as to how serious this is and how they fix things like this can anyone help me

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  • What symptoms to except?

    Hi. I am a 36 year old life-long heart patient with a bi-cuspid aortic valve (unoperated), moderate stenosis, a murmur, and a recently diagnosed ascending aorta aneurysm (4.0). I have known my entire life that eventually I need to have open heart surgery and am fine with the six month monitoring, as...

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  • newly diagnosed ascending thoracic aortic swelling

     I have just had enlarged ascending TAA shown by echocardiogram which was checking for something else 4.9cms. I have seen a cardiologist (not too long a wait) he told me nothing I didn't know (which is very little) and ordered an MRI scan - which we knoew he would. I thought that would be that...

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  • Aortic Aneurysm screening

    I have been subject to regular AAA screening for several years my reading for 2016 was 3.8cm.I have been to a screening today and was dismayed to discover the size of the aneurysm has increased to 4.4.cm which seems a big jump to me. I was told I will be screened again in 12 months but move to every...

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  • Diagnosed with Aortic Root Aneurysm

    Hello everyone, I have been recently diagnosed with an aortic root aneurysm that is 5.7 cm - I'm feeling like a ticking time bomb I am grateful that I was able to read the comments in this section where some of you indicated that your aneurysm was larger, and you seem to be doing well. Thank...

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  • Ascending aorta anuerysms

    Just been diagnosed with a 4.8 centimeter anuerysm . Cardiologist wants me yoneait 6 months and have another cat scan to see if it's bigger. I feel like I have a ticking time bomb and want a second opinion. I'm a 64 year old female and thought I was in great health. This is devastating to me....

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  • TAA post surgery questions

    I was diagnosed with a 5.0m ascending anuerysm and decided to repair it as I could not live nowing that it could rupture at any time. I am currently a month out of surgery, and wondered if anyone experienced any quality of life changes? prior to surgery, i was always tired and was unsure as to why, I...

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  • New to Site - Have Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Slow Growing

    First of all, thank all of you for all the posts. Whether it's great info based on your experiences or the good/bad/ugly about this condition - it's all helpful. Everyone is different, but a lot of what you've said probably applies to a lot of folks reading this discussion. Here's my...

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  • newly diagnosed with Thoracic Aorta Aneurysm

    My younger sister aged 50 was diagnosed with TAA of 5.1 cm in January and operated in February due to her small frame. She is recovering well which is encouraging. I have been meaning to go and have a check myself but kept putting it off. I went to my GP 2 weeks ago and he immediately picked up a murmur....

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  • How often do you get scanned after your operation?

    It seems that I'm getting the run around from my Cardio dr, All I want is to get a piece of mind to know if I'm enlarging again or not?   I've asked for a scan and she just responds with questions about pains or discomfort. I think it should be standard to be checked after 6mo...

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  • Thank you!

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has participated in these discussions. I know that we all have fear of our own condition, but if you are like me, I fear for others who have just found out about their condition. It is such a horrible feeling to know life could be taken away at any time,...

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  • Growing Aorta Aneurysm

    Hi. Ive had 2 open surgeries. I an aneurysm over10 years. Im 41and only 4 11 with petite build. Last it was 4.6 mm and now its 5.1 cm. I will be following up with my cardio in a wk enough. Ive been having headaches, stomach back pains. I feel alot of pressure in my chest but I also have asthma. I have...

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  • TAA and bicuspid valve--I'm worried by the Drs aren't!

    Hi Everyone! I'm 50 years old and three years ago, during a CT scan for something else, they discovered that I had an Ascending Aortic Aneurysm (4.4 cm). They also discovered thyroid tumors and so the aneurysm wasn't really addressed. About 8 months ago my regular doctor mentioned that my bp...

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