Name: Mike PO
Age at time of Dissection: 38
Type of Dissection: Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 22 July 2011
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A fter a suddenly big chest pain, I spent a weekend in the clinic. The diagnosis was an abdominal and thoracic aortic dissection.
In the ICU, I made a passive treatment during a week.

I have an aunt with an aortic aneurysm, this was the reason why I have genetic testing done, the result has been a mutation in the gene act-2.

Now I have a very normal life. Although I’m waiting for future medical revisions, I hope an stability in my aorta.

My desire is that my children have not inherited the mutation of this gene. I hope that researchers find a treatment to improve the gene.

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