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Aortic Aneurysm in 80 year old Man
Hi there,
I have just received a phone call from my mother letting me know that my Grandad has been diagnosed with a
Aortic Aneurysm at the lower part of the abdomen.
He has had a triple bypass about 3 years ago and now the Docs have advised that he needs to undergo an emergency operation within the next 3 weeks - Knowing how the NHS operate here in the UK the 3 weeks will most probably be stretched out as far as possible.
He has been advised that they need to do stress test on him to make sure his heart would withstand the operation - now I have been advised that there could be a possibility they can look at performing keyhole surgery, however worst case senario would be a full blown op to remove the damaged aorta and replace it which could take up to 7 hours or so.
Is there anyway of knowing how risky this op is, specially since he has had a tripple bypass? At the moment whenever we talk about this we always laugh it off - but internally I am very worried as he means a hell of a lot to me...


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