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The Aorta Journey
Feb
09
2008

More than you want to know about the aorta…

Here are links to some good sites I found describing what I’ve got and what will be done, in case you want to know…. Cedars-Sinai Heart Center Aortic Disease Main page: http://www.csmc.edu/3866.htmlThoracic Aortic Aneurysms: http://www.csmc.edu/3866.html#4Treatment http://www.csmc.edu/3866.html#8Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program http://www.csmc.edu/3885.htmlBicuspid Aortic Disease http://www.csmc.edu/3893.htmlQuestions about Thoracic Aortic Surgery http://www.csmc.edu/5591.htmlTiming of Elective Surgery http://www.csmc.edu/3885.html#3Mass General Thoracic Aortic […]

The Aorta Journey
Feb
09
2008

Ahh shit, they called me Friday…

One of the things I’ve noticed over the years is that the longer they take to get back to you about the results of a test, the less of a problem it is, conversely if you hear shortly after the test, that’s not the news you want to hear. So at 4:30 the phone rings“Hi, […]

The Aorta Journey
Feb
07
2008

CAT scan if finally done, now to wait for the results

So I wait a month for the CAT scan, it takes a half hour to drive to the hospital to get it and it is over in 5 minutes. Lie down on the tray, they slide you into a big circular machine and then you have to hold your breath a couple times and …that’s […]