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... First timepost for me, I am a 55 yr old male and have been dealing with an aortic anurism for the past 18 months. I am going to have my 3rd cmr in two weeks to see if any growth has occured. The last measurement was 5.2 cm. ... (19 replies)
... at which time she was diagnosed with an aortic anurism. ... (19 replies)
... My DH has an aortic aneurysm and has been followed with watchful waiting for 3 years at Mayo. His aneurysm is now at 4.8 cm. ... (19 replies)

... I'm not always as careful or 'aortic conscience' as I should be. Frankly, the thought of the surgery scares the bejippers out of me. My dear friend and cardiologist prefers I have if done at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. We went to St. Louis and consulted with one of the leading cardiologist who serves on the NMF board, had the tests done and was scheduled to go back... (19 replies)
... I think the 4.5 5o 5.0 cm. for aortic arch aneurism in Marfan's will be the "optional" point at least until they can get the risk of a graft down to near zero and perhaps some sort of percutaneous procedure instead of the open heart surgery (never a walk in the park.) Of course, for an individual surgeon who needs a new Mercedes or a 4th house, perhaps a lower number might... (19 replies)
... ays been a concern for me and now that I'm in my 40's, I'm really wondering. With my weak heart though, I'm not sure I would even survive a major operation like Aortic repair. It's a catch 22. ... (19 replies)
... ere told today that his anurism was 9cm and that it has been growing fast and is now just over 10cm big the leak is a small one but a leak is a leak and with the anurism growing i know that it will not hold out very long . ... (19 replies)
... Hi Debz, this really hits home for me....I have Marfan Syndrome with ascending aortic measurement of 4.47 cm. It's mildly enlarged. My connective tissue is weak and stretchy and I'm at high risk for Aortic Dissection. ... (19 replies)
... father and his problem. with the bleeding in his aorta we were told it could clot and leak and clot and leak over again a few times but i think since my fathers anurism is so big this would be highly unlikely to happen. ... (19 replies)
... thankyou for getting back to me he has been in hospital for three days now and the doctors are making plans for him to come home although i dont think he will make the end of the week by the way he is looking he is grey in skin colour and looking very frail. its just a gut feeling but i dont think he will last a week. so why are the doctors making plans for him to come home or... (19 replies)
... hi debz here. just wanted to know if anyone can fill me in on some information on aortic anurismns leaking. my father has been told he had an anurism about 8 months ago now and was told then to go home from hospital and live every day as if it were his last with us. ... (19 replies)
Aortic anurism
Oct 18, 2005
... e before so it is realy hard for me at the moment . i also feel that i have to stay strong for my mother and four sisters , i had to break the news of my fathers anurism to my sisters before they faced my mother in the hospital as the dr said it was better to keep my father calm and not to cry or get upset in front of him. ... (7 replies)
Aortic anurism
Oct 14, 2005
... ck to me so fast . my father went back to the hospital for another check up and was told his kydneys are failing to work now . the doctors can not operate on his anurism as his heart and lung specialists say he would not pull through they say his condition is to serious to operate . ... (7 replies)
Aortic anurism
Oct 14, 2005
... An 8 cm aortic aneurism is huge and very serious. He should have immediate surgery. Probably a second opinion is needed at this point. ... (7 replies)
Aortic anurism
Oct 13, 2005
... hello i am new to the group and i was wondering if anyone can help me with some information on aortic anurisms as my father has an 8cm anurism in his aorta . it is slowly leaking and he can not have an operation to repair it as his hear and lungs are to badly damaged and he will not survive. ... (7 replies)
... Oh my gosh, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I watched my mother die of lung cancer (no, she didn't smoke, but my dad did) and I know the shock and feeling of unreality as it happens before your eyes and there is little you can do. I fully agree with your dad about coming home for his final days. Nothing can be done for him in the hospital at this point, so why not be... (19 replies)
... jj, A friend of mine has a 3 cm. AAA and the doctors just keep checking it. Although doctors and hospitals differ, around 5 cm. (give or take) is where the surgery usually comes into play because at the 5 cm. size the risk of rupture begins to increase dramatically. I imagine many people are walking around with "undiagnosed 3's." (19 replies)
... hi thankyou for getting back to me with this information it does help. my father is being told that he is going to go home on monday or tuesday as he wants to be in his own bed and i fully want to support his decision and make him comfortable . yes it is so horrible watching him go through the pain as he is such a strong man and i have never seen him cry before . i took my 5... (19 replies)
... (Answer to jj9500) Hi, there is a formula used (age and body surface area (BSA)) to determine the size it should be: Adults (age 18-40 years): predicted sinus dimension (cm) = 0.97 + ( 1.12 x BSA (m2)) Adults (>40 years): predicted sinus dimension (cm) = 1.92 + (0.74 x BSA (m2)) This is not going to make any sense to you as you need a Nomogram and I can't draw a... (19 replies)
... Penk - My mother was diagnosed with an aorta anurisum about 8 months ago. She had it measure - I beleive it was a three or something like that. The doc just told her to quit smoking and to come back in a year to have it rechecked. Is this something she should really worry about. At what point or size do they look at surgery? (19 replies)

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