Name: balusamy suthagar
Age at time of Dissection: 47
Type of Dissection: Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 24 November 2013
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I am a practicing Pediatrician from India, aged about 47 years,not a smoker,not an alcoholic but a known hypertensive for more than 10 years had acute type 2 aortic dissection ,been placed stent on 15th day of the insult.

I didn’t have any complication and I now work only in the morning between 10am to 2pm.I regularly go for a slow walk for about 3km a day.After the illness I was detected to be borderline Diabetic with HbA1C maintained well below 6% withT.Metformin 250 twice daily.

Other medicines I take are T.Metoprolol 100 mg Bid,T.Telmisartan 80mg plus Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg in OD,T.Clinidipine 5mg BD,T.Clopidogrel 75mg OD,T.Ecospirin150mg OD,T.Storvas 2omg HS,T.Larpose 2mgHS and my BP is maintained below 120/80mmHg.I don’t get get sound sleep in the afternoons.In the night I have a nice sleep with a sedative.

I wish to have at least 2hours sound sleep in the post lunch session also.What to do?

What are the parameters to be taken care off for longevity of my life? because there is no clear data on life expectancy in my illness as well)how many hours shall I work per day?

What about driving on my own for a short distance?
shall I indulge in sexual activities/

I do get palpitation in the post lunch session despite normal HR and normal ECG findings at that time.Why? and how to get relived from it?

I know pretty well that there is no data available about the lifespan,I wish to know how proceed further in terms of activities,drugs,time of review and the need of second opinion.

Dr.Suthagar Balusamy
Suriya Hospital,
10,arignar Anna Street,
Annur Road,Mettupalayam-641301
Coimbatore Dist.,Tamilnadu,India.
91 9952166966