Aorta Anuerysm

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Date Joined Apr 2013
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   Posted 4/22/2013 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I'm Alan New to the forum.
Let me start by saying please excuse the babble but i'm really scared of this Anuerysm.
Got a CT scan for my lungs about two weeks ago. Doctor called me and said the lungs are fine but you do know that yuou have an Aorta Anuerysm, right? No I said.
She told me that they've known it since 2010 and that i hasn't grown but the new cardiologist put on the scan notes, the other one was not.  WHAT? I said lol
I have an acending Aorta Anuerysm supposedly at 4.5CM
She tells me just have a normal life except for weight lifting you might want to stop that.
Internet here I come, two minutes later I was about to have a heart attack. Kinda still am except Zanax does help. lol
Have been reading of what you're not suppose to do physically and i've been doing them all,i'm now afraid to even walk. Have been playing golf everyday and that's one of the no no's
I'm going to see a cardiologist in a week, but let me tell you guys you want to know about Aorta Anuerysm's
look for a webchat with Dr, Lars Svennson from the Cleveland clinic, and also look up Jeff green and chris wilcox of the celtics he fixed their Anuerysm's and they are back playing pro ball.
Will not anyone operateon me except Dr, Svennson.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/27/2013 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Alan,
Welcome to HealingWell.  I am sorry to read of your aortic aneurysm and I understand your fear on learning you have had this condition since 2010.
An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from your heart to your vital organs.
From hat you have shared it appears that you have a  thoracic aortic aneurysm that occurs along the part of the aorta that passes through the chest cavity.
Aneurysms can develop anywhere along the aorta, which runs from your heart through your abdomen. When they occur in the upper part of the aorta, they are called thoracic aortic aneurysms. More commonly, aneurysms form in the lower part of your aorta and are called abdominal aortic aneurysms. Less commonly, an aneurysm can occur in between the upper and lower parts of your aorta. This type of aneurysm is called a thoracoabdominal aneurysm.
When you are ready to see a cardiologist, write down any questions you may have or symptoms  including any that may seem unrelated to a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
Make a list of all medications, vitamins or supplements that you take.
Take a family member or friend with you to the Drs.  if possible. Sometimes it can be difficult to recall all of the information provided to you during an appointment. Someone who accompanies you may remember something that you missed or forgot.
The goal of treatment is to prevent your aneurysm from rupturing. Generally, your treatment options are medical monitoring or surgery. Your decision depends on the size of the aortic aneurysm and how fast it's growing.
I wish you peace and hope you are able to be reassured by the cardiologist re your aneurysm.
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