Type of Dissection: Ascending Age at time of dissection: 31 We have just tragically lost our daughter to this condition, we know nothing about it apart from what the Coroner […]

On October 16, 2009, I suffered an aortic dissection, ascending and descending.  I’m a 37 year old woman, in good health, and I exercise regularly.  I never imagined something like […]

Andrea Badham 36 Pottsville, Australia Ascending and Arch Thoracic Aortic Dissection Hi Brian, My journey starts in Oct 2008 when my husband, Pete and I finally had our first positive […]

Pamela Myer-62 & 30

Personal Stories: Pamela Myer’s Family Brian, It is very hard to read these stories because I have lost my husband and my daughter within six years. My story starts when […]

Personal Stories: Brock Fraley I had been working a lot of hours at work and remodeling a house with the little time I had left. I was working on the […]

Personal Stories: Jim Horvath-Stange Hello: My name is Jim Horvath-Stange, today marks the 9th anniversary of my dissection and emergency surgery. It seems like yesterday. I had a Type I […]

Personal Stories: Scott Shockley I suffered a descending aortic dissection on a Friday afternoon in January of 1995 at the age of 32. The original sensation was a zipping sensation […]

Personal Stories: Melissa Curtin Hi Brian, Thank you for this website! We spoke shortly after I experienced a Type 1, Type A ascending aortic dissection 4/10/08. I was 34 1/2 […]

Personal Stories: Josh Clamon Hello everyone. My name is Josh I’m 30 years old and a survivor or an Aortic tear. My story is a lot different than most on […]

Personal Stories: Eric Sonnie � Hi all my name is Eric, Its been 10 months since my surgery….cant believe its been that long I feel normal except for the 12 […]

Personal Stories: Tony Penland My name is Tony Penland I am 35 years old, on September 11th of this year{08} I was taken to Duke University Hospital, thinking maybe I […]

Personal Stories: Jeff On March 13, 2001 my aorta dissected. I fortunately sensed something was wrong and made my way to the hospital treatment center a mile and a half […]

Personal Stories: John Smith Jr.  Story My name is Rose, my husband John died on December 31, 2007 at the age of 37. His birthday was also in December so […]

Personal Stories: Carolyn Christensen Thursday, October 19, 2006, two days after my wedding, I was coming home from work on the train. The usual trip started off as always, but […]

Personal Stories: Aaron Roberts Story Events of My Type I Acute Aortic Dissection. Tuesday September 11, 2007.  I arrived in Chicago for a series of meetings.  The first meeting and […]

Personal Stories: Jill Libert I thought I was alone until I found this web site. I knew there were people out there but to finally feel connected to people experiencing […]

Personal Stories: Doug Bakshis It was Mother’s Day, May 15th, at about 9:30 p.m. I was talking on the phone with my mom when I experienced a sudden sharp pain […]

Personal Stories: Dan Swim I had an aortic dissection at 32 years of age. It was repaired after I rushed myself to emergency in Hamilton, Ont. Canada. Ten years later, […]

Personal Stories: Timothy Tate Let me start by saying thank you Brian for your website. It has given me accurate information and hope at a time when I truly needed […]

Personal Stories: Dolores On October 4th 2005, my wife Dolores was attending her mothers funeral. She developed intense pain and shortness of breath. Approximately 4 hours after getting to the […]