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Creating a Climate of Hope, an Atmosphere of Caring, and Information for All

Coping with BAV and TAD is a Balance Finding accurate information and expertise in aortic disease treatment is the beginning of moving from paralyzing fear to courage, from shock to strength. Knowing where you stand removes uncertainty, and hope and assurance come from being under expert care. Coping with aortic disease is a balance between: knowing and doing what is necessary for your safety, but not letting fear dominate you. seeking and participating in the best possible treatment, while continuing to pursue a normal life. understanding its seriousness, while still approaching life with confidence.
How does someone cope with having aortic disease? How do those who love them handle it? Some may have already lost a loved one to aortic dissection, rupture, or a valve-related complication. How can they face this disease again in themselves or someone else? Confusion, fear and shock are very normal reactions. At best, this is difficult. At worst, it is devastating.  It is important to know there is hope. An important goal is to find BAV and TAD early, when it can be treated pro-actively, decreasing the number of life-threatening emergencies.  
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Chuck & Cheri’s Story

Frozen with Fear

Read how this couple searched for information and hope. Today, “we have our lives back”.