Is there anyone out there living with an ascending thoracic aorta aneurysm?
I just found out I have one that is 4.5 cm. They say surgery will be done if it reaches 5cm.
I have been reading about these and I am in a panic..
If you have one of these aneurysms please tell me how you deal with this. It sounds like a time bomb waiting to go off.
I have been told I need to have a CAT scan once a year to keep an eye on it .Is this often enough?
I have SVT and was in the hospital overnight with some pains that seemed heart related. I overheard the nurse relaying to the Dr. over the phone outside my door the size of the aneurysm and that there was no change from 2005! I asked her when she came in my room if I had an anuerysm and she said no.
My Dr. wanted me to see my Cardiologist because there were slight changes in my ekg so we had to get my medical records to take with me.
I then read about the aneurysm in my medical records and asked the cardiologists if I had an aneurysm and was told yes that is what this record is telling us.They said it need to be checked once a year. This had been known since 2005 and no one told me. I had no idea. Not one word was ever said about it. Why in the world would they not tell me that I have an aneurysm? I am so angry about this.
If there is anyone out there living with one of these please respond. How do you keep from worrying about it all the time?
Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 6/16/2010 7:44:08 AM (GMT-6)