Name: Dan Brackle
Age at time of Dissection: 51
Type of Dissection: Both Ascending and Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 4 January 2011
Tell Us Your Story:

Iwas sitting in my office at 10 in the morning, and got a tremendous pain in my back and lost feeling in my leg.

My co-worker took me to local hospital emergency rom I had a cat scan and then was air-lifted to Univ. of Pa. Hospital and had surgery next morning to repair type B dissection. 5 days later had to have open heart surgery to repair type A dissection.

In June of this year had a stroke and after recovering will be going back to work in January. My mother had 2 brain aneurysms 20 years ago and is still living at 81. I am interested in any treatment or clinical trials in the future.