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  • A pharmaceutical update.  Since visiting MGH in late July I have been on Crestor (5mg) with zero side effects.  I am now (today) also going on a beta blocker, Atenolol (25mg).  They tell me that this is the preferred BP lowering med for people with TAAs. ...

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    Hi everyone, My name is Diane and I am a caregiver for my elderly mom who is 77. We found out November 2020 she has severe aortic stenosis in addition to uncontrolled blood pressure with medications. I would appreciate your feedback on your experience ...

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    Hi I'm new here and looking for a discussion about AAA aortic dissection. I'm a survivor of one back in 2015 and have hid my concerns and slight depression  but now I'm seeking advice from anyone familiar with the aftermath of the surgery. Any help would ...

  • Hello everyone, I'm new here and I haven't quite figured out how to navigate the site yet. I'm actually looking for any group that can talk to me about aortic dissection.  I'm a 46 year old man and back in 2015 had a AAA aortic aneurysm resulting in ...

  • Hi, fellow "Hearties"!  I'm in the watchful waiting period for Aortic Valve Replacement. This will be a re-surgery of my stenotic bio -prosthetic bovine valve ( replacement) done in 2011 via open-heart. (along with MAZE procedure to prevent future Afib) ...

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