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  • Ben, I really think you've got it wrong to consider it "the farce of watchful waiting." As a non-expert, I think the whole point of watchful waiting by a trained cardiologist is that medical science has identified the dissection risk inherent in different ...

  • Got results from my first CT scan, post hospitalization.  Note from my surgeon....   " Stable repair; no evidence of pseudoaneurysm formation; arch not dilated. Repeat CT in 1 year."   :-) However, I got a full report of the damage for the first time.  ...

  • Thank you for your sharing, I feel a lot better because my ascending aortic aneurysm is 4cm about 2 months ago. Hopefully 18 years later it's won't change 🙏❤️☺️. ------------------------------ Long Tran Omaha, Nebraska ----------------------------- ...

  • Darren: Thank you so much. Your message is very heart warming and encouraging. Judye Conner ------------------------------ Judye Conner Retired PE Teacher Las Vegas NV ------------------------------

  • Ben, Try to keep calm, I know how difficult it is in the 'watchful waiting' period, but avoiding a rise in blood pressure is what we all must focus on. The risk of dissection at 4-4.5mm is very low, providing we look after ourselves and don't over strain. ...