Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm with Chronic Kidney Disease
I have a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) (5.6cm) and Stage 4 chronic kidney disease (pre-dialysis). Both are getting serious at the same time. I was advised in April, after 3 mm growth in 6 months, that it is time for surgery. What I read, though, tells me that the difficulties of aorta repair surgery get much bigger with the kidney issue, with 1 yr life expectancy (according to one study) as low as 50/50. Anybody with a similar situation ? Thinking of second opinion from Mayo ?