Ascending aortic aneurysm repair/aortic valve replacement after 70

Posted by ginko @ginko, Thu, Jul 11 12:26pm

I am so glad that you are there and wish you all well. My question for you is as the title says.

Although I wish the aneurysm (4.7) will grow slowly or not at all, I also know that as I age the surgery will be more difficult. I have somewhat good general health for age 69 except for some ortho issues. Blood pressure is on the low side, etc. I am not the strongest person with a small frame and weight. Nor am I the bravest regarding this surgery and have only one person as my support and no family.

I would like to ask anyone who is of this age and has had the surgery in their 70s for a bit of input and/ or sincere advice or thoughts on this issue.

Thank you for your kindness.

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I had the AAA open surgery when I was 71. It was quite a long recovery trying to get strength back otherwise the surgery went well. I was under 4 hours. Hope this helps. My aynerisum was 5.5 at that time. Hope this helps. Thinking of you.

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Hello, you are brave and I admire you! I am 65, with a smaller 3.9 to 4.0 AAA. I have some questions now about planning. If it grows in diameter, how do I choose a Mayo surgeon, and are the hospitals they affiliate with necessarily Mayo hospitals? My current doctor is part of an excellent Brown University group , operating out of RI hospital. Shouldn’t the hospital be located where you live in order for you to commute easily and also in case there is an emergency? Of course we may be talking years and decades from now, hopefully. There’s no saying the doctor I have chosen is even going to be remain at that hospital when I need him .I’d like to know more about how all of this works.

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@maryswims

Hello, you are brave and I admire you! I am 65, with a smaller 3.9 to 4.0 AAA. I have some questions now about planning. If it grows in diameter, how do I choose a Mayo surgeon, and are the hospitals they affiliate with necessarily Mayo hospitals? My current doctor is part of an excellent Brown University group , operating out of RI hospital. Shouldn’t the hospital be located where you live in order for you to commute easily and also in case there is an emergency? Of course we may be talking years and decades from now, hopefully. There’s no saying the doctor I have chosen is even going to be remain at that hospital when I need him .I’d like to know more about how all of this works.

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I had my repair at Abbott hospital in Minneapolis Minnesota. The surgeon was well known. He has written papers on AAA. I. personally believe if the surgeon has preformed the surgery before a number of times successfully he knows what.he is doing. Let me know when.amd if you.need surgery how it turned out. Thank you and good luck.😇👃👃

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Had AVR 28th of May, Dr. Tehrani is one of or even the best cardiac surgeon in eastern wa… Doing real good at 6 weeks post… Have a nice day!!!

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@kdh1

I had my repair at Abbott hospital in Minneapolis Minnesota. The surgeon was well known. He has written papers on AAA. I. personally believe if the surgeon has preformed the surgery before a number of times successfully he knows what.he is doing. Let me know when.amd if you.need surgery how it turned out. Thank you and good luck.😇👃👃

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The surgeon is around 40 something, has done about 20 surgeries . Mine is not bicuspid.maybe in 10 years he’ll be even more expert, if he’s affiliated there any more.

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@ringyou57

Had AVR 28th of May, Dr. Tehrani is one of or even the best cardiac surgeon in eastern wa… Doing real good at 6 weeks post… Have a nice day!!!

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Best of luck to you!

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