A friend just found out she has cancer...Its wrapped around her Abdominal Aorta. What does this mean? They said its about the size of an orange and going to be very hard to reach. I m just worried but of course don t want to ask her lots of questions. How serious is this?
I have a friend who was just diagnosed with a hole in the aorta. He was admitted after describing bloating, indigestion, chest pains, etc. Had respiratory failure shortly after cardiac testing. Placed on ventilator, lungs full of fluid. After diagnosis awaiting surgery.How difficult will this be to repair?
Sister in law went in for heart catherization today. Doctor said 90% blockage in main artery - husband tells us that Dr. said they were unable to get to it (put a stent in). She is in Cardiac Intensive Care. I am assuming this is the Aorta- Dr. said they may have to replace a valve?? Can they bypass the Aorta??
I have been told I have an ascending thoratic aortic aneurysm measuring 4.5cm. this seems to have developed in the last 2 years. . I have had my aortic valve replaced 13 years ago with a bovine one. At what stage do you think it needs to be repaired? 5cm. . this seems to have appeared in the last 2 years. I also have had aortic valve replaced with bovine valve I have been told I have and ascending thoratic aorta aneurysum measuring 4.13 years ago. at what stage do you thinit needs to be repaired? rta aneuysm
my 27 year old daughter has had aortic stenosis for the past 27yrs.At 3 mos old had coarctation corrected.Last December was told her aortic root is 4.3 cm.Two weeks ago has a f/up ekg and echo.Aortic root is still 4.3 cm.However,my daughter had some drinks at a celebration saturday night,passed out and stayed asleep.She was vomiting all day Sunday.Monday morning 911 was called.Her heart rate was over 200,was brought down with medication vs electricity then escalated again to 200.She was stabilzed at the er then released after being hydrated.However it is 2 days later she still seems weak , had had the dry heaves yesterday.She has difficulty swallowing,is burping continually and has a cardiac appt set up in 2 weeks.I am her mother and feel she should have a ct.
Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...I had a cardiac cath today. I have a bicuspid aorta, with moderate stenosis- so no replacement valve for a few more years. 14 hours later (middle of the night) my rt. big toe really hurts. Should I do something about this?
I have noticed the odd missing heart beat over the years.However, they are more frequent than they used to be. Two years ago I was monitored for 24 hours,which gave 17000 missed beats during that time. Since then I have had an Aortic valve replaced which had no effect on my problem. They are now quite intrusive at times,enough to make me feel a little light headed. DOB 1934. Thanks Jefferey Franklin
A cat scan for the lungs revealed atherosclerosis of the great vessels , aorta and coronary arteries. Aorta and pulmonary arteries are normal in caliber. Heart and and pericardium are within normal limits. There are no significant mediastinal or...
Hi Dr. XXXXXXX I've got a question for you regarding a bright area on an MRI . I'm curious if this is a blood vessel or an artifact. One radiologist said it was an artifact (a pulsation artifact) but I'm curious as to your opinion. You can also...
My wife's scan of her heart shows a dilated aorta the right side is normal at 2CM but the left is distended to 4.3CM Currently the earliest we can get an appointment is XXXXXXX 10th. We have been told not to sit on this by our primary. Is this a...