Ascending aortic aneurysm with connective tissue disorder
I recently decided to go in for a physical to see if staying off my meds was a good decision.
I am 56 year male who has had 8 operations for torn tendons and ligaments from head to toe, in the last 16 years and have two more surgeries that need to be done. I tore my anterior tibial tendon walking on a treadmill. Typical an NFL type injury not something done when walking.
It turns out that my BP while in the office was 175 over 144. She wouldn’t let me leave until meds brought it down. My doctor sent me for an echo and it showed an LVEF of 65 along with an ascending aortic aneurysm of 4.5. My cardiologist sent me for a nuclear stress test which showed blockage of unknown degree in lower heart. I am currently doing a 2 week heart monitor and am scheduled for a CT this week and a heart cath the week after.
I am not overwhelmed but this has all come out of the blue. I am concerned about the potential of my connective tissue disorder with the potential of the aneurysm dissection.
Share with me any experiences that I should be aware & things to avoid. I have noticed that much stress at all can give me mild chest discomfort. Thanks for any advice you wish to share.