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Aortic Dissection with Tamponade

  • 1.  Aortic Dissection with Tamponade

    Posted 01-27-2020 23:43
    I live in the SF Bay Area. Seeking others in this area who  are survivors of TAD.
    2/8/2020 will  be my 3 yr Aortaversary.
    I am Alive today bc I  live 5 mins from John Muir Health Concord Medical Center. A Cardiovascular Institute.
    Within an hour or so I was in the OR. ER. saved me, got me to the OR. OHS lasted 6 hrs.
    Within 24hrs I was out of CVCC to stepdown Tele unit.
    Total 6 days in  hospital. No major deficits.
    Ive started  writing a little about the  ER and all the rest.
    I remember 90% of what went on that day.
    Let me know if you would like to hear my story.
    Is there anyone out there that lives in the  Bay Area.Im live in the East Bay.
    Support groups ,Heart Surgery Warriors an Survivors of Aortic Dissection , have got me through some tough times.

    We are Survivors,Always WARRIOR 💪,

    Kathleen Krywokulsky
    Concord CA