JP Morgan CEO is recovering after Emergency Heart SurgeryWall Street JournalMarch 6, 2020
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan & Chase, 63, experienced an "acute aortic dissection" a tear in the inner lining of the aorta blood vessel requiring surgery Thursday morning.
The condition for which Dimon had surgery on Thursday is called an acute aortic dissection, where the inner lining of the aorta tears away from the outer edge of the tube.
It is a serious, potentially deadly event that, left untreated, can lead to a heart attack or the aorta collapsing, said Dr. Gabriele Di Luozzo, director of thoracic aortic surgery at Mount Sinai Morningside hospital in New York.
During surgery, about 6-8 inches of the aorta nearest to the heart is replaced typically with a synthetic tube, said Di Luozzo.
"This is a major operation," Di Luozzo said. "In a typical elective surgery (to replace) an aorta, the risk of death is in the 2-3% range. But when you have an emergency operation it can be as high as 20%."
If treated in time, post-surgery lasts typically from 5 to 10 days in hospital, followed by cardiac rehab recovery at home.
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----------------------------Rob FriedmanNew York, NY