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  • Hi, I have an aneurysm 42mm and undergoing tests for hereditary/connective tissue disorder. Night times are awful but I think it's a separate issue. I lay down and go to sleep and then my heart seems to be working extra hard, I can hear the pounding in ...

  • Hi Laura, I'm dealing with the same scenario, I'm 51, my aneurysm is 5cm, my cardiologist wants me to watch and wait every six months with a echo, I am very into exercise, it's therapeutic for me, and I have a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old, so not having ...

  • Hey Laura! I'm 40yo and 4 weeks post-op from an ascending aortic aneurysm repair. To answer your questions: I had quasi-elective open heart surgery. My aneurism was discovered by complete accident in August. Two weeks later I saw the specialist. Two ...

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    RE: CABG

    Hello David, thanks for the pep talk and tips on how to avoid depression. I've been doing my best to keep positive. I agree with you that watching the news will not help me do that. I appreciate the time you took to share your experience. It is very inspiring. ...

  • Cindy, It's always beneficial to speak to another patient who has experienced the same procedure. As experienced as your doctor, surgeon or nurse is, they rarely have had an aorctic aneurysm. My cardiologist survived an ascending aortic aneurysm about ...