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Aneurysm of the ascending aorta

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Mar 2, 2023 | Replies (14)

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Hi Andy,
Your PCP should order the right screening test which should be an echocardiogram. That's what I had done but I'm also going to have an MRA done of the chest and abdomen as there is an indication that my abdominal aorta is slightly dilated. My father was operated for an abdominal aneurysm so the issue with me is hereditary. If you saw 3 cardiovascular surgeons and they all are telling you to monitor the tear, then perhaps they all don't see the need to operate at this point. But your PCP should explain all this to you. Good luck, Tom

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Ok. Thanks. I will see him Monday and get more information about my situation (if anything). I’m sure he’ll be able to help me.
He tends to send me to my cardiologist for Coumadin monitoring and I suspect he will tell me to see my cardiovascular surgeon. Which really wouldn’t help me because going back to the surgeon that said “see you next year “ is not what I’m looking for as I don’t trust him since he felt annoyed by my presence.
He could have at least send me for an evaluation to inform me how big or small it is.
It’s probably too small to do anything about it but I would like to know the size so that I can find relief in knowing it’s not going to burst anytime soon.
The trauma hospital thought I would have to return for surgery at a later time so I have the right to know why he said that. When a cardiovascular surgeon says I will have to return for surgery just not in an emergency room case that it can wait until later.
Thanks Tom