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Enquiring about lifelong treatment

Posted In: Heart conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 26, 2007
  • 07:18 AM

Hello,

A relative of mine had symptoms of an aortic dissection of both types A and B, namely the whole length of the aorta. The operation was successful, a 12cm tube replaced the dissection of type A and the valve was repaired. The patient had hypertension for over 10 years, and was taking drugs for it, but professional life stress didn't help.. Now the drugs were altered and we're trying to control hypertension, after a month since the operation it still reaches 160/90 sometimes which is alarming. Prescription has been changed twice already, yet I believe it comes from the mind since the patient is 55 years old and can't see himself not working.
I tried to be as brief as possible, yet to give the overall story. I'd like to know, if any of you from experience, what is the best treatment that can be given, best length of time to monitor the type B and check for rising complications if any, and ability to work again in how long if able to.
Thanks

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