Personal Stories Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA)

Sandy’s Story

Sandy was working at his job as a heavy equipment mechanic when a pain in his chest almost knocked him to the floor. At first, his doctor thought it could be pneumonia. To confirm the cause of the pain Sandy’s doctor took an x-ray of his chest. And that’s when the doctor saw it — a large aneurysm in Sandy's aorta right above his heart.
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