This is my first post of my life, I read all posts in
Part 1 & 2 WOW, I learned so much thanks. You have guessed why i am here!,
On 5-21-2012 was DX "There is a small ascending thoracic aneurysm measuring 4.2
CM in diameter. There is a 3.3 CM descending thoracic aneurysm with moderate
tortusity. No dissection is seen" and "There is no significant mediastinal or
hilar adenopathy. There may be left ventricular wall thickening of the heart. An
echocardiogram may be helpful for further evaluation.
This was uncovered because I had back pain, I convinced my PCP to send me
for a MRI on 1)Cervical, 2)Thoracic, 3)Lumbar, scan. The scan identified aortic
issues and suggested a CT Scan, this recommendation was given to my
I am male, 66 yrs, when I was 59 I had a quad by-pass, and quit smoking 14
months ago (so dumb - so slow).
I understand the ascending issue, but the rest needs research, I see my
Cardiologist on 6-5-2012 and he will answer all the remaining questions. Since I
live in Phoenix I guess that Mayo Clinic may be my choice as Cleveland is a ways
Tell me your thoughts, advice, opinions, and I will answer any questions
you may have.
I thank the forum, and the Forum Moderator, I know so much more since I
have read all the posts.
Post Edited (SailorMan81) : 5/30/2012 8:45:38 PM (GMT-6)