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Thoracic aortic aneurysm: Anyone had surgery?

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@michellr

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!

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Replies to "I am 54 yrs old. Diagnosed with thoracic aneurysm. In 8 mos it grew from 4.3..."

I understand your fear. My dr. said it would be open heart surgery for me.

I have had a AAA repair. It was a walk in the park! I couldn't have it repaired fast enough. Having it inside me and not repaired definitely made me feel I had a time bomb inside.

Good luck! ❤