David Griser-56

by Brian Tinsley on January 20, 2016 · 1 comment

in Descending,Fifties,Personal Stories

Name: David Griser
Email: captdave1@comcast.net
Age at time of Dissection: 56
Type of Dissection: Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 12 December 2015
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L et me start by saying what a driven and giving person you are Brian this site is full of great info thanks. I have a type b dissection right next to my left sub-clavian artery and so far has not grown into a aneurysm lucky me.

I have had 4 doctors opinions whether to operate open type or stent or just watch it by CT scan. What can i do to keep this dissection from growing besides meds,dieting,light exercise?What are my limitations down the road. Thanks

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  • From my friend:
    Given current knowledge the right strategy, if there are no complicating factors, outside of a clinical study is a strategy of blood pressure control and careful follow-up. There is no data at this time that stenting or open surgery is beneficial in descending aortic dissection. In absence of convincing data it’s always best to follow the motto of “first do no harm.”

    Generally the exercise restrictions can be gradually liberalized as the aorta stabilizes.

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