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BAV w/thoracic aortic aneurysm and pain

  • 1.  BAV w/thoracic aortic aneurysm and pain

    Posted 07-13-2021 20:05
    Hi all. I posted months ago when first diagnosed with a BAV and 4.6 cm ascending aortic aneurysm. My next screening is August 30 but I have been having some chest aches (soreness) and neck aches that I didn't have before. What should I be watching for or aware of when it comes to possible dissection. My cardiologist really didn't say much about that. This will be my 2nd meeting with him and to be honest I've only spent about 20 minutes with him after my diagnosis. I'm hoping he is more informative this time or I will need to find another cardiologist!

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    Erin Feaker
    IA
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  • 2.  RE: BAV w/thoracic aortic aneurysm and pain

    Posted 07-14-2021 09:38
    Erin,

    Please get to the emergency room of your nearest hospital and get this checked out immediately.  And call your cardiologist to let them know.

    Maybe it's nothing, but you don't know unless you have it checked.

    Ira

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    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ
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  • 3.  RE: BAV w/thoracic aortic aneurysm and pain

    Posted 07-15-2021 01:12
    Absolutely agree with Ira! Get to the ER as soon as you read these replies, even if you're not having discomfort at the time. They need to do CT and evaluate to see if your aneurysm is growing or beginning to dissect. Please let us know if possible what you find out.

    Good luck!

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    Dennis Danner
    Retired RN
    [Punta Gorda, FL
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  • 4.  RE: BAV w/thoracic aortic aneurysm and pain

    Posted 07-15-2021 13:28
    Dear Erin, i agree with Ira.
    Its better to be safe than sorry!
     Please keep is uodated on your progress

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    Marilyn Rosenhouse
    Dallas Tx
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