complicated question - advances in surgical technique to repair ascending aorta aneurysm?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Shasari
New Member


Date Joined Oct 2014
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 3/10/2016 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

I realize the best source of info would be my doctor or another cardiologist or cardiothoracic surgeon, however I would like to ask if anyone here knows of advances in technique that allow the endovascular repair of the ascending portion of the aorta - with root dilation / mild aortic valve leakage aka regurgitation.

My research up until now indicates only open surgery can allow the repair.

I ask because one medical person I spoke with seemed to indicate this might be a possibility over open repair with the benefit of faster recovery time etc.

I also have a pulmonary aneurysm listed as moderate/severe. I'm 50, not particularly unhealthy but overweight - do you think they would opt to fix both in one operation, or multiple. I know the pulmonary side is the lower pressure side of the cardiovascular loop, however it is not without risk, as John Ritter passed away due to a ruptured pulmonary aneurysm.

Thanks for your time,

~Dave

Post Edited (Shasari) : 3/11/2016 8:28:46 AM (GMT-7)


theHTreturns...
Elite Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20134
   Posted 3/11/2016 1:38 AM (GMT -6)   
hi, if the prior is not risk adverse too much, then depending on the acuity of the other may deem for them to be done together. being overweight would be foremost in surgeons eyes to do 2 at once. obviously there may be cause and effect aspects to consider also. I hope others will post with further info. keep strong.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, April 20, 2018 2:29 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,953,709 posts in 324,030 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 162097 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, kccc.
378 Guest(s), 8 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Dimitri71, Girlie, John T, Emptybags, Pratoman, ZBrink, Saipan Paradise, AZ Guy