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Jan 25, 2017 · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

Do you have other siblings besides your brother. My mother and 5 of us children have had abdominal aortic aneurysm’s so it is hereditary just like they say. I am the youngest and was able to have mine followed for about 10 years before they put a stent in. The others all had to be opened up. What I’m getting at is to get any other brothers or sisters to get checked. We are encouraging all the nieces and nephews to get checked too. I am 78 and all of my children and nieces and nephews are in their 50’s and 60’s. Today I am having surgery to reline about 10 inches of my thoracic aorta starting just below the arch. I am lucky again and the repair will be through the groin. Did not expect to be having another problem with my aorta but I guess this is not unusual. I hope others can answer your questions about your chest pain and cough.

Jan 25, 2017 · Relining the aorta in Heart & Blood Health

Thank you for your reply. I feel better just reading your post. My problem is not as sever as yours was so I can be grateful for that. My repair starts just below the arch and will be about 10″ of relineing.. When I posted it was getting closer to surgery day and I guess I just wanted to talk about it. I spent yesterday getting all my pre-op’s done and today I have surgery at noon. I will be in ICU for about 3 days and then home. I was so busy after I read your post I couldn’t respond or go back and read your other post’s. I am so grateful that I do not have to be opened up like you. That has to be a very hard recovery. I am in Gainsville Florida at Shands hospital. Thanks again.

Jan 23, 2017 · Relining the aorta in Heart & Blood Health

I am having a thoracic endovascular aortic repair on 1/25/2017. Dr. said he could do it through the groin and that I needed about 10 inches of the aorta relined. I guess this is not uncommon but I have never heard of this and am a bit frightened. I had a abdominal aortic anyurism repaired this way in 2016. It turned out good with no problems. Has anyone else had this done and would they tell me how it went?