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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 you for that.
I was told that they like to do surgery when the aneurysm is 4.7 to 5.1 cm so when they told me mine was 5.7 cm I was terrified it would rupture any moment. That was March 31st.
I have seen a surgeon and have been advised I will require open heart surgery - minimal invasive surgery is not an option for me. He is having a CT scan and an angiogram done which will be in the next 2 months. He indicated surgery would be 4 - 5 months after that.
All this started from a trip to the emergency care due to racing heart. It took 3 trips and 3 different doctors before one hear a murmur and connected me to a cardiologist.
I am 61 years young and am pretty healthy. I am obese, have always struggled with my weight, and I have high blood pressure which has probably saved my life (I think my blood pressure had been peaking and that may have been what made my heart race - the doctor has added meds to what I was taking).
My question - is there anyone with an aortic root aneurysm that is 5.7 cm or larger. Currently, or that has already repaired?
I look forward to joining in some discussions.
Have an amazing day, everyone!
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