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My surgeon consult for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

  • 1.  My surgeon consult for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

    Posted 09-16-2021 16:57

    Hi Mended Heart Friends,
    I had my consultation with the thoracic surgeon at the aorta clinic here in Atlanta at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital today re. my AAA of 4.2. I met with the surgeon and his NP who heads up the Survaillence Program.


    I am much relieved and ready to go on living my life.  I have my second scan scheduled for December (6 months after the first scan was done when the AAA was discovered.)  They answered all my questions and calmed my fears as much as Is possible.

    i an in the watchful waiting period and while, yes, I wish I didn't have this problem at all, I am very grateful it was found and can be monitored and corrected if needed.

    im not on any meds at this point since my BP and pulse are not elevated. I will check my BP regularly and handle any issues through my PCP. 

    In the Meantime, I will continue to take care of myself exercise,  eat well,  enjoy my family and continue all the fun travel with my husband. 

    thanks to everyone for being here. You are a source of comfort and inspiration to me. 

    hugs,



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    Cindy M
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  • 2.  RE: My surgeon consult for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

    Posted 09-19-2021 23:23


    Glad to hear you are at peace with "watch and wait" !!

    I too have a 4.2 TAAA which has remained stable for 2 1/2 years. I'm at the point of annual checks, rather than every 6 months.

    ( I also have a 10 1/2 year old bio-prosthetic aortic valve which will need re-surgery to replace the valve in the very near future/maybe a year from now. The aneurysm will not be repaired simultaneously because it's stable… unless it changes in the meantime ) 

    May you continue to enjoy your life! 

    Best wishes,
    Debi :) 



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    Debi Ries
    San Diego, Ca
    AVR / Open Surgery 2011/ TAAA 4.2 cm / Afib
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  • 3.  RE: My surgeon consult for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

    Posted 15 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. I also have 4.2 AAA and my BP and pulse not high. Today is the first time I see a cardiologist, she want to take medication for BP.

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    Long Tran


    Omaha
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  • 4.  RE: My surgeon consult for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hi Cindy I appreciate your great attitude -  takes time getting used to this diagnosis , I too am grateful they found it and try to make every day count. Wishing you all the best and enjoy your traveling!

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    diane stewart
    retired
    briarcliff manor NY
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  • 5.  RE: My surgeon consult for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

    Posted 14 days ago
    Thank you ūüôŹ

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    Long Tran


    Omaha
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  • 6.  RE: My surgeon consult for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

    Posted 14 days ago
    I also have a 4.2 TAAA which has stayed stable for 2 1/2 years. I'm at the place of yearly checks, as opposed to at regular intervals.

    ( I likewise have a 10 1/2 year old bio-prosthetic aortic valve which will require re-medical procedure to supplant the valve in the exceptionally not so distant future/perhaps in 12 months' time. The aneurysm won't be fixed at the same time since it's steady… except if it changes meanwhile )

    May you keep on partaking in your life!
    Thanks.
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  • 7.  RE: My surgeon consult for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

    Posted 14 days ago
    Thank you ūüôŹ

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    Long Tran


    Omaha
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