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  • 1.  6 month scan of aorta

    Posted 12-09-2021 15:42

    Hi everyone! You may remember that I posted about an ascending aortic aneurism  that was found incidentally on a CT scan for calcium score back in June of this year. My aortic root was also found to be slightly dilated. 

    i entered the aorta surveillance program at Emory/St Joe's Heart Center back in September.  

    i had my 6 month scan today and am thrilled to report that there is no change in my measurement. My aortic root was actually slightly overstated on the 1st scan. I do not need to return for a repeat scan for 1 year. 

    i was concerned because I had a total knee replacement 1 month ago and major surgery really can stress the heart. 

    i hope you all have a great holiday season. I know I will!!!!!

    warm regards

    Cindy M

  • 2.  RE: 6 month scan of aorta

    Posted 12-09-2021 15:47
    I tried to edit my post but cannot figure out how to do it. Wanted to add that my Aneurism is 4.2 Cm and aortic root is 3.5 cm

    Cindy M

  • 3.  RE: 6 month scan of aorta

    Posted 12-10-2021 08:45
    Congratulations for very good new, Cindy. I hope I will be the same because my ascending aortic aneurysm is 4cm just found out on 09/26/2021.

    Long Tran
    Omaha, Nebraska

  • 4.  RE: 6 month scan of aorta

    Posted 12-10-2021 03:09
    That is wonderful news, Cindy!  I hope that you and your family enjoy a beautiful holiday season this year.


    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ

  • 5.  RE: 6 month scan of aorta

    Posted 12-16-2021 21:41
    Dear Meredith
    my open heart surgery was 9 years ago, and then i had a knee replacement surgery 4 years ago . ( my cardiologist approved me for knee surgery 1 year after the heart operation but i was chicken for several years). Kudos to you. !!!!!!
    Doing your knee surgery is proof that you are a survivor and want to enjoy all the opportunities in life!!!

    Marilyn B. Rosenhouse

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