Name: Beth Harris
Age at time of Dissection: 17
Type of Dissection: Ascending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 23 January 2002
Tell Us Your Story:

While most people have an aorta dissection due to an anurysum, I on the other hand was in a car accident that caused my aortic arch to rupture, I was being compared to princess Diana and had no idea why during my two month stay in the hospital.

It was not until I got home and was able to research what had just happen to me that I was amazed, that I was so very lucky and thankful to be alive. I’m 26 today and I have two children ages 7 & 9. I have my rough days, but I know that is I could overcome that obstacle then I could overcome any.

I have been experiencing pain in my chest and my heart doctor thinks it is related to the surgery. Has anyone else experienced this, and if so what was your diagnosis as to why you are experiencing the sharp pain in your chest?

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