Personal Stories: Terry Lane told by his brother Leonard
My doctor advised my only brother, Terry, to see a doctor. Terry, a
commercial pilot, scheduled an appointment on March 21, 2006. He and his
wife went to the appointment in the small Ohio town of Wilmington.
Tests, including a CT scan, revealed a ascending aortic dissection,
similar to mine! He was sent to the local hospital's emergency room.
From there he was sent by ambulance to the Dayton, Ohio heart center.
Doctors there determined that he was stable and suggested he go to The
Cleveland Clinic. So, that night, he was transported by helicopter to
My father and I flew from Houston to Cleveland the next morning to
join Terry and his wife at the hospital. Surgery was performed the next
day, Friday. In addition to repairing the dissection, they performed a
single heart by-pass. Terry is recovering now and is in good condition,
Fortunately, he never experienced the typical symptoms of aortic
dissection. He and I are both doing well and happy to be alive!
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