Hi everyone......the recent death of actor Bill Paxton has been on my mind. I don't think he was getting an aneurysm repaired, I think it was an aortic valve repair. But he suffered a fatal stroke right after the surgery. This has gotten me quite concerned. After all, he was a wealthy successful actor and would have had access to the best medical care I would assume. I will need surgery at some point to repair a 4.4 cm aneurysm on my ascending aorta. Has anyone heard of any advances made by surgeons as far as trying to prevent stroke during or after surgery? I'd love to be told that the risk of stroke can be totally eliminated. My dad is a quadriplegic from a series of strokes he suffered due to high blood pressure that was never treated. I don't want to end up like him because of heart surgery. My plan is to go to Cleveland Clinic for the surgery. Thanks to all of you for any light you can shed on this. As if aortic aneurysm repair surgery wasn't scary enough, fear of a stroke almost seems worse.
No announcement yet.
aortic aneurysm repair and stroke prevention?