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    Thoracic aortic aneurysm, aortic valve disfunction and hypertension
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    An_243880 posted:
    I have a 4.6 cm thoracic aortic aneurysm and an impaired aortic valve as well as an impaired tricuspid valve. I also have a history of severe hypertension dating back to my 20s. I was of normal weight then. I'm now 50. I lost my middle age weight gain 4 years ago and yet my physicians have never really been able to get my blood pressure under control. I have been admitted to the hospital for treatment of malignant hypertension and had severe hypertension during my pregnancy with my daughter.. I am now on 3 different medications and I'm barely holding at 130/88. My cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon want it down below 120/70. We are no where near there yet. I'm beginning to think it is just not doable. Anyone else in my position?
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    billh99 responded:
    Ask your doctors about a new procedure that interrupts a renal nerve that is part of the BP feedback system.

    I don't know if it is approved yet or still experimental.

    Also you might want to get a 2nd opinion from an Hypertestion specialist.

    http://www.ash-us.org/HTN-Specialist/HTN-Specialists-Directory.aspx


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