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  • Hi Peter,       Like yourself, I was diagnosed with a thoracic aortic aneurysm. Mine was discovered at 4.2 cm. 6 months later 4.6 cm. After that, it was stable for 2 years. The last test was about a month ago, and was 3.0 cm.   I'm an active 56 year ...

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    Hemorrhoids

    Hello everyone,         Sorry about the subject matter, but I'm dealing with a hemorrhoid problem.   Yesterday and this morning, I found a few drops of blood in the toilet. I'm on warfarin, and I don't feel like it's an emergency.  If anyone wants to ...

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    Psvt

    Anyone out there with PSVT, have an uptick in episodes since getting covid vaccine? My PSVT has tripled in episodes from 2-3 times per month to now 5-8 times per month. Advised my doctor. All he said was vaccine is an unknown. Great!!!

  • 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 ...

  • Laura : A second opinion is excellent plan, and calling your original cardiologist again is good too. My suggestion is to keep a record of your symptoms. Perhaps you would benefit health wise and heart healthwise to take anti-anxiety meds too. ...

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