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How this is possible and what are the causes of hole in aorta vein ?

My best friend daughter just died of a diagnosed hole in the aorta vein ? She died last week, she was 25 years old and never did drugs. But in the last 2 years she suffered of problems with her kidneys and then she was OK. She stop breathing and never respond to the paramedics and took her to he hospital and everything was in vain and she died. The autopsy reveled that she had a hole in the aorta vein . That caused the scarring in the conductor that produces the heartbeats. I never heard of this before nor the entire family. How this is possible and what are the causes ? Her family and I are devastated for her loss and we are looking for answers. I m begging to any doctor or somebody that knows about this to write some words to explain how this happened ? Thank you very much. Italian soccer, you are disrespectful to my feelings and I don t need to lie with something extremely painful. That s why I m asking because we never heard about this before!
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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I'm sorry for your loss. The aorta is the main artery out of the heart. If there are signals coming from ie the kidneys since you mention them and they do ask for more blood if they don't think they are receiving what they want, then the heart as "the pump" will keep putting out more and more blood. This can cause wear on the aorta especially right beside of the valve/heart. If the wall gets to thin USUALLY the aorta will stretch and aneurysms form and then hopefully the doctors will happen to find them. However there are those who are more prone to having weakened walls such as people with connective tissue disorders. The most known, but not well enough known, is Marfan syndrome. You can find information about aortic aneurysms on many marfan websites. There are other reasons also that aneurysms can form in the "plumbing" system of our bodies but looking that up might help put some peices together in your mind or give your friend some questions she can ask the doctor to get a better understanding. Usually if the wall does rupture out there is not much time and CPR really isn't the best thing since you would be pumping on the heart speeding up the leakage of blood. With the right hospital and doctors it sometimes can be survived today, I'm a survivor.
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