I am scheduled to undergo these procedures next week. ascd aorta 5.5, root 5.0, afib for several months now. Any advice out there, I am starting to get very nervous, this is a big surgery. Lived my life with congenital heart probs 2 prev coarc repairs. I am female 62 and asymptomatic except for continuous afib and arrhythmia. Quite healthy and athletic, but this summer thru me for a loop. Went from a 4.4 measure to 5.5 in 7 months, so drs feel urgent to replace and repair. Surgey at UNC Chapel Hill with chief of cardiothoracic.