So glad I came across this site! So many inspirational stories and hope...thank you:)
I am 40 years old, with a long history of smoking (now an ex), long history of high cholesterol and more than likely, hypertension.
I started with swelling in my right arm, had a ct chest scan and they found a aneurysmal dilation of the ascending aorta at 5.2 cm and emphysema with COPD. Had an echo done next and in addition to the ascending aorta at 5.2 cm, the aortic root is at 4 cm and I have a bicuspid aortic valve. I also have trivial regurgitation in the mitral and tricuspid valves and concentric left venticular hypertrophy!!
I cannot get into the Cardiologist for 2 weeks. My primary has told me that there are NOT 2 aneurysms, that they are of the same one, how is that??? I have been experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath...could it be due to the emphysema? ...
I have no idea of what they are going to want to do, if anything. Anyone else have anything similar? Any thoughts please?!!!
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