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Thu, Jul 11 12:26pm · Ascending aortic aneurysm repair/aortic valve replacement after 70 in Aortic Aneurysms

I am so glad that you are there and wish you all well. My question for you is as the title says.

Although I wish the aneurysm (4.7) will grow slowly or not at all, I also know that as I age the surgery will be more difficult. I have somewhat good general health for age 69 except for some ortho issues. Blood pressure is on the low side, etc. I am not the strongest person with a small frame and weight. Nor am I the bravest regarding this surgery and have only one person as my support and no family.

I would like to ask anyone who is of this age and has had the surgery in their 70s for a bit of input and/ or sincere advice or thoughts on this issue.

Thank you for your kindness.

Thu, May 2 11:48am · No viewable video... in Aortic Aneurysms

I was unable to view the video of 4/29 and still do not see it posted on Mayo Connect or on the internet anywhere. Seems like most everyone else was able to. My screen just went to the webpage but the video was blank. Is there a way that I can at least see the discussion by the doctors? I was especially enthusiastic to see Dr. Pochettino as I am choosing him as my surgeon one day. Also, my question about pulsatile tinnitus may have been commented upon but I have no way of knowing. Thank you so very much for any direction or help you can give to me.
Deby

Mon, Apr 29 12:28pm · Video Q&A about Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms in Heart & Blood Health

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Mon, Apr 29 12:08pm · Video Q&A about Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms in Heart & Blood Health

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Mon, Apr 29 11:56am · Video Q&A about Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms in Heart & Blood Health

Is pulaitive tinnitus related to heart murmur or ascending aortic aneurysm?

Aug 2, 2018 · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

Thank you so very much. It is so comforting to know that you are out there. Please contact me any time also Lynn.

Deby

Aug 2, 2018 · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

Thank you Lynn for your prompt reply. You are so very kind! These are the two docs that I have chosen through my research, but have not had an appointment yet. I have sent records to Dr. Pochettino and will contact Dr. Bonnichen soon. My current echo by the doc here reads 4.6. I am waiting to visit Mayo next spring for my CT unless the next echo shows growth sooner. This is a very difficult diagnosis to live with.

Have a pleasant day.

Deby