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Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Jul 23 12:03pm | Replies (253)

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I am a runner and work out every day. I eat right and in good shape. I just found out I have a 4.0 cm ascending aorta. I found out by accident through a CT scan for something else and then had an echo and confirmed this. I am a single mom and only 45 and scared to death of how this will shorten and change my
life . Any feedback would be great.

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Hi @jend,
I’m glad you posted your concern here and are being proactive about your health with this new information. Were you told that there’s an aneurysm in your aorta? Here’s some information about thoracic aortic aneurysm https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/thorcic-aneurysm/

I’m tagging members @johnwburns @elsinann @teatime @thegoodwife @thankful who can share their experiences and provide some guidance and thoughts.

Jen, have you seen your doctor to discuss the results of the scan and echo?

Good to join this group @jend to help your prepare your questions for your appointment with the cardiologist. @caretothepeople @joem and @cynaburst, what questions would you recommend Jen ask?

@jend I wouldn’t worry about it to much it wont shorten your life I had dilated to 5.5 over years from Marfan syndrome just keep up with doctor appts only thing it might change is maybe you work out routine to less high impact exercises to aerobic where you not raising your heart rate so high . .At age 39 I had what they call a valve sparing aortic ascending root replacement almost four years ago after recovery from surgery I have been fine just have to change my work out routine a little. I am open to go more in depth with my experience