Hi My 87 Yr old Mother was diagnosed with type b aortic dissection 7 weeks ago . It is complicated with Pleural effusion and intramural haematoma. We were told that she would not live past two weeks ! Due to her age surgery was not a option. She has been well , ambulating only short distances due to breathlessness, and is very pale. The last two weeks she has had a constant cough which takes her breath away. She is only on a GTN patch for Blood pressure and on ventolin for her breathlessness and cough. Is the cough a sign of impending rupture ? I know it is due to pressure on the laryngeal nerve. I am beside myself with worry , I was told that the haematoma is the only thing stopping aorta from rupturing and it is only a matter of time before it happens. It is so hard watching her struggling to breath with this cough .
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