Hi my name is Dan Enriquez, and I am a survivor, so far, of acute
type A aortic dissection. On Mothers day 2009, I suddenly was hit with
severe chest pain. My vision was impaired to my left eye, and the pain
Paramedics were called and I eventually made it to Kaiser Fontana
Hospital. The ER Doctors and nurses were able to determine within one
hour my condition, and elected to transport me to a specialist
hospital, Loma Linda University Hospital.
I made it there and went in for emergency surgery. Doctor Hasaniya
replaced parts of my ascending aorta with dacron tubing and saved my
life. Four days later I was released from the hospital and allowed to
Being a patient in recovery has been something else. I have been
active all my life and being almost a helpless as a baby takes some
getting used to. I just started to do some research into my condition
and I have to say that some of the web sites are not to encouraging.
One mentioned 44% survival out to 10 years! But, considering that I
almost had 0 years, I'll take 10 years any time, and make the most of
Thanks for the informative web site, it helped a lot. Continued
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