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  • Hi to all! I had AA surgery in January 2019. It was 5.0 but surgeon said it was bigger (6.0) once he opened me up. I have a friend who had one and didn’t know until it ruptured. She was so fortunate that she got to the hospital in time. Her story made ...

  • I'm a year out from my last heart attack and have found out I have stage 4 kidney disease. It may have resulted from my high blood pressure before my heart attacks. Has anyone else had this problem? ------------------------------ Elizabeth Atkinson Burleson ...

  • Scott, You were fortunate to be diagnosed early and planning to have surgery in January. The in-hospital post surgery care is as important as your surgeon. Walk as often as possible in-hospital and when you're back home, as your strength increases, ...

  • Hi, I have been diagnosed with an aortic aneurism on my ascending aorta at the size of 5.0. My cardiologist says I should have surgery which I'm planning to do at the beginning of January 2020. Does anyone have any encouraging words going into this surgery, ...

  • Victor, I was diagnosed with a 5.0 cm aneurism on my ascending aorta that I will need surgery for around the beginning of January. Do you have any encouraging words for me going into this surgery, and as far as recovery afterwards? For me, my faith ...