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Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator (@kanaazpereira)

Aortic Aneurysms – Introduce yourself & meet others

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Jan 10 11:34am | Replies (244)

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Welcome to Connect, @ees1027,

Dilation of the thoracic aorta, or thoracic aortic aneurysm as it is more commonly called, is a bulging out of the walls of the aorta. Aneurysms that involve the part of the aorta in the chest (thorax) are called thoracic aortic aneurysms, whereas those involving the part of the aorta in the belly or abdomen are called abdominal aortic aneurysms. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm/symptoms-causes/syc-20350188

You may notice that I moved your discussion and combined it with this existing discussion on thoracic aneurysms. I did this as I thought it would be beneficial for you to be introduced to the many members who have discussed much of what you are experiencing.
If you click on VIEW & REPLY in your email notification, you will see the whole discussion and can join in, meet, and participate with other members talking about their or their loved ones' experiences.

We have so many members who have shared their experiences with thoracic aortic aneurysms, and I'd like to introduce you to a few; please meet @jpmerk @rory @noram @pbr420 @crhp194 @morningglory @grandmajan @ch246cf10 @HeartPatches @jimmorris900 @janean. I'd also encourage you to read through the messages in this other discussion, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/thorcic-aneurysm/

@ees1027, may I ask if you would share a few more details? What is your main concern at the moment? Have you asked your doctor whether it's okay to wait for two weeks before meeting with the cardiologist?

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I’m am concerned because I don’t understand what’s going on? The folks who did the scan mention everything was fine then I guess someone else read the scan. I don’t know anything about it and if I should be concerned. Thank you

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