Name: Rg A
Age at time of Dissection: 44
Type of Dissection: Descending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 2 February 2017
Tell Us Your Story:

It Happened on a cold winter morning about 8:30 AM. I had a sensation of a bunch of pins shooting up my chest to my neck and under my chin. My breathing became labored after that and I became light headed, I also remember being thirsty after that. The days before I remember having discomfort in my back.

I was using cocaine during my mid early teens to my early 20s, I also used meth from my later mid teens to my early 20s. I smoked an average of less than a pack a day for 15yrs. I drank alcohol heavily for almost 30yrs until I was 41. I also worked moving large heavy items by myself that would usually require more than two people to move safely.

I usually always have have had low BP, but it was normal for my BP to sky rocket when I was in pain. I also want to state that doctors usually have never been able to to find a pulse in my right arm. I had a heart murmur when I was an infant, and grew out of that, I also had asthma when I was young and grew out of that.