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aortic aneurism(aneurysm)
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aortic aneurism(aneurysm)

I have been diagnosed with a supravalvular ascending aorta with a measurement of 6.1cm. I am 77 years old and have been advised to have surgery within the next 3 months. Does this surgery require an an open heart repair?
Can you tell me the post operative care needed...will I need rehab? can I fly after recovery? What is the average length of time for recovery after this surgery.

Thank you for your response.
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Yes, this will require open heart surgery to repair the aorta and I would agree that you should have this surgery as soon as possible.  

You likely will be in the hospital for at least a week (1-2 days in the cardiac ICU immediately after the surgery).  Yes, you may need some rehab for a few weeks at an acute rehab facility to help you get stronger and work with physical therapy.  The recovery time really depends on each individual and I would say the average time is usually 4-6 weeks.  You can fly after, but unless you absolutely have to fly, I would wait until you have fully recovered.  That being said, there are no contraindications to flying immediately after this kind of surgery.

Hope this helps.  Good Luck!
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