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Is It Possible To Develop A Chronic Cough After Aortic Dissection Surgery
Mom has aortic valve leakage, & a-fib. Chronic cough, moving pain started under lft arm. Could the cough caused aortic dissection? The moving scares her
No: The most important risk factors for aortic dissection are systemic hypertension and a history of atherosclerosis. Atrial fibrillation and mild aortic insufficiency are not risk factors. Aortic valve replacement is, though. Intense weightlifting may cause it, due to an increase in blood pressure. The onset of pain is usually very abrupt, severe, and has a tearing or ripping quality to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Developed nasty cough -- probably with runny nose is a cold. But worried because I had aortic dissection surgery 6 weeks ago. Should I be worried?
Cough after surgery: Might want to consult with a physician for a prescription of a cough suppressant, just to avoid pain, and sleep well, although at 6 weeks, coughing will probably not disturb the surgery site. I hope you feel better soon. Good thing the dissection was detected in time. ...Read more
My dad is going to have surgery for an aortic dissection! I am worried about having one! Scares me soo bad! Any advise and to put my mind at ease? TY!
How will high elevated heart enzymes effect an aortic dissection? My daddy has an decending aortic dissection that is 5.4cm and very very very close to his spine, so close they are trying extremely hard every way they can not to have to do surgery. He has
Most : Most current "heart enzyme" tests are very specific for heart damage (troponin), although there are older tests which are used less frequently which can be elevated in the setting of other muscle damage (ckmb, myoglobin). I would start by finding out which test exactly is abnormal. If it is indeed an elevated level of "troponin" then this typically indicates heart damage which can then be caused by either undue strain on the heart, or most commonly by low blood flow to the heart muscle which causes some of the cells to die off and release the enzyme. We know that many people with cardiovascular disease have issues in more than one area, so if you father has an aortic dissection, there is a good chance that he also has coronary artery disease which would increase his risk for surgery further. I would encourage you to sit down and talk with your father's physician and ask some of these same questions face to face and obtain some specific answers relating to you father's condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father has had a heart attack, blood clot, and is waiting to have a aortic dissection surgery. Can a heart rate of 130 temporarily be bad?
Dissection: Aortic dissection is a life threatening condition but an occassional patient will have evidence for a past dissection without having been hospitalized. Extrapolating from history this can sometimes be a long time. We don't really know how often this happens but believe it to be rare. ...Read more
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