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Thoracic aortic aneurysm: Anyone had surgery?

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@johnwburns

I was diagnosed 4 months ago with an aneurysm on my ascending aorta, 4.3 cm. I'm 66 years old. My father died from a dissected (burst) aortic aneurysm when he was 60. The recommendations seem to vary as far as blood pressure control to prevent dissection. Some say keep the systolic pressure below 140 mm Hg. Others say to get it below 120 mm Hg. Who's right?

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Hi John, I was diagnosed a year and a half ago with the same thing. Mine is 4.6 cm and also dissected. They wanted to do emergency surgery. I told them I felt good and I wanted to get a
Second opinion. They took me to another hospital. I was there for about 4 days. They did all the test again and it ended up with us keeping an eye on it. No surgery, I did a 3 month, 6 month and a one year check up, and now the told me to come back in a year. I was glad to hear this. They told me not to lift over 100 pounds and do not exert myself. I just try to be careful and do what they tell me. I know I can live with this. Hope you do ok too. Good Luck!

Was fled to hear that. I had follow ups at 3, 6 and 12 months. The told me to come back on a year now. I am limited to not lifting over 100 lbs. and do not exert myself. I can live with that. I hope that you do well too.
Good Luck!

I am 54 yrs old. Diagnosed with thoracic aneurysm. In 8 mos it grew from 4.3 to 4.8. I am scared to death. Anyone out there had the surgery. I dont know which is worse, the bomb in my chest or the stroke i might have diring surgery!

I can’t believe your walking around with a dissecting aneurysm. Why!????

My cardiologist at Mayo wants mine below 120/80. My aneurysm is 4.1.