Name: Michael McIntire
Age at time of Dissection: 36
Type of Dissection: Ascending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 22 March 2012
Tell Us Your Story:

My wife emailed my story to this website when it was still going on. On March 22, 2012 I had emergency open heart surgery to repair an ascending dissection and a valve replacement. After the first surgery I ended up developing a condition called cardiac tamponade, and so they had to open me up a second time on April 20th, 2012. My wife made a video of the whole experience. It explains the whole journey there.