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Patriot

789d

My Aortic Ayenrysm is 4.3 CM dilated and doctor is not concerned. Has anyone had simular reaction to same size anenysm?

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    • sadiesue

      752d

      I have not, I am at 4.1, doctor has told me to lose weight and that at 4.5 is go time for open heart surgery. I also have some other valve issues with my heart, and flutters that might be a factor. I know the general rule is surgery by 5.

    • sadiesue

      752d

      I have not, I am at 4.1, doctor has told me to lose weight and that at 4.5 is go time for open heart surgery. I also have some other valve issues with my heart, and flutters that might be a factor. I know the general rule is surgery by 5.

    • FreeSpirit

      764d

      I'm at 4.2 and my doctor is not concerned except keeping my BP at 130/80 and it's been well below that so all is good.

    • Wendi

      769d

      I found out that I had one through a chest X-ray I was told that it was 4.0 I have not been back to see if it grew

    • DonnieRay

      788d

      I have 2, 1 that is 3.2 in the therasic zone. The other is 4.9, 1 inch above my heart. The doctor I seen didn't seem real concerned yet.

      • FreeSpirit

        764d

        @DonnieRay it seems the one that is 4.9 should be a concern as they do surgery at 5.0 or 5.5 depending on different factors.

    • Mikefred

      789d

      I wish I could remember the size of mine at the time but after testing, the Dr's found it to be expanding. I thank God that it was found before it killed me. How did you find out about your aneurysm?

      • sadiesue

        760d

        @Mikefred found it incidentally when they were evaluating for other issues in the E.R.

      • Peppers_Wife

        783d

        @Mikefred Did you have to get surgery and how often did you get a check before you noticed it expanding

        • Mikefred

          763d

          @Peppers_Wife when they noticed the enlargement, they had me come back in a week or two and saw it was growing. Then they scheduled my surgery. It was open chest and pretty scary to be honest.

      • DonnieRay

        788d

        @Mikefred mine was found with a chest x-ray.

      • Patriot

        789d

        @Mikefred found it on an echocardiogram

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