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Jul 20, 2019 · Hip revision pain in Joint Replacements

My orthopedic surgeon wants to do a revision on my left hip, where only the ball is replaced. It is screwed on and made of ceramic based material. I have metal on metal now with very little pain, but the cobalt ions are 16 ng/m, and chromium 14.3 ng/m. After an Aspiration of the fluid that was collected the test showed RBC 831,000 , normal <1,000. WBC 10,942 normal 0.5 com.
How the doctor explained it, it was not clear to me, what these numbers really mean. Does anyone know if they are dangerous to have in your blood, or can I wait a few years with the revision.I am 81 now and in fairly good shape. What are the options?

Sep 18, 2018 · Aortic Aneurysms – Introduce yourself & meet others in Aortic Aneurysms

Thanks for addressing this specialty. I had a dicecting aneurism 22 years ago. It healed without an operation. But I lost half of the intestines and one kidney and almost did not make it. Had a very good doctor to put it all back together. The aneurism is close to the heart in a difficult position. It is 6.1 cm by now and high
risk to operate on. I have no symptoms, and as long as it stays this way and it is being checked every 3 to 6 month I should be ok for a while. Will see two cardiologists next week. See what the outcome is. When the time comes I have to go to one of the hospitals that is able to perform this operation.
Cedars is 3 hours to drive for me or Mayo Scottsdale 4 hours. Is there anybody in a similar predicament?

May 26, 2018 · wean off Carvedilol in Heart & Blood Health

Very interesting. I was put on Carvedilol instead of Metoprolol overnight. The Nephrologist claimed they are more effective. I am taking 6.25mg , twice
a day now because my pulse was too slow, instead of 12.5mg twice daily. I do not feel any different at all. Hope you get it under control. Axel

Jan 12, 2018 · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

My dissecting aneurysm was measured 6.1 cm last September. I live in Palm Desert , Ca. and the doctor told me they
cannot do it at the Eisenhower hospital. Either Mayo, UCLA or Cedars. Do I qualify with Medicare and AARP at Mayo?
I don,t want to wait too long.

Nov 20, 2017 · Descending aortic aneurysm repair in Heart & Blood Health

I am 80 in a couple of days. It was a disecting aneurysm all the way from the aorta to the abdomen in Oct. 1996. I was lucky, it did not leak past the inner layer, but I lost the right kidney. The large part of the aneurysm is close to the aorta, descending. It has grown to 6.1 cm, from about 5.4 cm. My local Cardiologist, Eisenhower hospital said not to worry about it. It may be ok till the end. The thoracic surgeon thinks I should go to Cedars Sinai or UCLA for the procedure. It cannot be done locally. That would be my next step. The next Mayo Clinic is in Scottsdale, 4 hrs driving, or L.A. 3 hrs .

Nov 18, 2017 · Descending aortic aneurysm repair in Heart & Blood Health

My aneurysm has reached 6.1 centimeters. Is it time to think about a repair?