|Color doppler showing blood flow through my aorta #Marfan Syndrome #Dissected Aorta|
The false lumen is like a dead end street. There is no outlet to the false lumen channel. Blood flows into the false lumen through the tear in the inner most aortic wall layer called the intimal layer.
|My aortic dissection, the torn intimal flap is easily seen crossing the inside diameter of the thoracic aorta|
|Another side view of the intimal flap inside my aorta.|
The issue with my massive dissection is the fear of aneurysm or total blockage of blood flow.
Because renal artery dissection is one of the health problems I am dealing with, my hypochondria goes into high gear whenever I see blood in my urine. Is my dissected renal artery aneurysing or bursting?
|Doppler view of the flow through my left renal artery|
In fact, last month while visiting my parents in Tallahassee I started having lots of blood in my urine. My wife, Judy took me to Tallahassee Memorial Emergency Room. I honestly thought I was having an aneurysing renal artery because of the pain's location and the amount of blood. Fortunately the blood was caused by a kidney stone.
But living with constant fear, knowing one's aorta wall is compromised is a constant physical and mental challenge, one experienced by most of those struggling with Marfan Syndrome and other connective tissue disorder issues.
|Doppler view of my right renal artery|