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Aortic dissection

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Nov 24 9:47pm | Replies (18)

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@jonpens

Hello everyone. My husband just had surgery for a total arch replacement due to aortic dissection. According to daily hospital reports it’s listed as resection/repair ascending aortic aneurysm. We haven’t had our follow up appointment yet which is scheduled for 11/17. During the emergency surgery, dr told me he will need another surgery to repair the descending artery. My husband had a right carotid artery dissection in July, which the neurosurgeon didn’t want to do surgery and wanted it to just heal on it’s on. From July to October 8th the dr stated that it healed. 2 days later the aortic dissection occurred. I would like any help with understanding questions that I need to ask and also maybe seeking a second opinion. Thanks

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Replies to "Hello everyone. My husband just had surgery for a total arch replacement due to aortic dissection...."

Hi @jonpens, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will see that I moved your discussion to a conversation that was already started on aortic dissection by @lorettat. This allows for you to connect with people that are going through similar medical experiences. I am sorry to hear about your husband's condition. @cobweb recently had a follow up appointment and me able to offer some suggestions on what to ask your husband's physician.
Are you possibly seeking a second opinion locally or are you considering Mayo Clinic?

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