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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 is minimally dilated. It currently measures 3.1 cm per the CT scan. I have a follow up appointment in February with my cardiologist. I guess if I have had this since 2011 and it is at 3.1 cm that is a good sign. If you don't mind sharing can someone tell me their age, how long they have had this same condition, yearly growth rates they have experienced, medications along with any lifestyle changes they have done that might have helped? I am currently taking Metoprolol Tartate 100 mg x 2 daily, Pravastatin 40 mg once a day. I am overweight by about 80 pounds and am a current smoker. I am currently working on quitting smoking and have set a quit date per the direction of my quit coach. I am extremely worried since I have three very young daughters. Before this I thought I had my whole life ahead of me and now I feel like I am going to drop dead at any minute. I am terrified of even having the surgery. I have been doing a lot of reading and they say the growth rates are about .07 cm per year for an ascending aneurysm which would mean I can expect to have surgery in 30 years or so. I really want to know how realistic that average is.
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