My 78 year-old active mother was flown to an out of town hospital last week after she was diagnosed with Aortic Dissection Type B. She is being managed with medication in order to keep her blood pressure under control. There was no surgical intervention. Tests (CT scans, blood work, sonogram) did not show that any of her organs or limbs were involved. However, since this has happened her mobility has been affected in that she cannot walk very far. Both of her legs are weak from her knees to her hips and she can barely walk 20 feet without having to sit down. This has greatly affected her quality of life and activity level. We are wondering if this is some type of claudication as a result of the dissection, if it’s something temporary, something permanent, or something entirely unrelated.
Her symptoms (if new since the diagnosis of Aortic Dissection was made) should be re-evaluated for further treatment The initial therapy was correct but only for as long as no other complications occur. The dissection may well have ‘cut off’ the circulation to her legs and she should be re-tested!
Hope this helps,
I had a heart attack 2.5 weeks ago. Next day 3 stents were placed in right coronary artery. Pressure became constant. Went in for more stents in left coronary and was told the right stents had totally closed up. Dr was not able to penetrate any of the 3. He did not place more in right side. So now I am on additional medicines. What can I expect as far as my recovery? Never knew I had heart problems until heart attack. Only other thing I have is hypertension. Dr said diet and exercise will reduce if not cure this problem along with additional arteries growing above blockage and trying to reattach to right artery below blockage. Have you ever heard of that happening?
The right coronary artery is totally blocked, but its downstream portion is filled backwards from the Left coronary artery’s major branch, the LAD.
I am having 90-95 % of block in both branches of LAD and 60% of block in RCA. Also have medically controlled normal diabetic,hpertension and cholestrol. Dr. sujested angioplasty; should it be cured by medication ? I have under gone EDTA chelation therapy and took 20 days (twice a week-EDTA+VIT-C,etc;)