Originally Posted by leanrunnerboy
I'm new to the board. Diagnosed with an enlarged aorta several yrs ago..remained stable for awhile..now grown to 5.1cm X 4.8cm in size. Scheduled for elective surgery later in the summer. I've quite fit & healthy (long time runner). I've been told the expected recovery period is from 6-8 weeks. Would like to hear from others who've had the surgery & their recovery experiences..etc..
Aloha, leanrunnerboy, I have a stroke/TIA history, been on meds for this but have had several more events. In ER in Dec 2012 for TIA, admitted, battery of test,scans, diagnosed with ascending aortic aneurysm, 5.2 on echo, 4.8 on CTA. Also, have a PFO/ASA. I am being monitored for the aneurysm; will face surgery with a little more increase in dia. and cardiologist is recommending plugging the hole(PFO) in my atrial septum by catherterization.
Please give me some info about your surgery/recovery.
This is my first post. Mahalo, Pisces46