I am the www.aorticdissection.com guy and my name is Brian TInsley. I am presently 56 years old and on 8/22/19 it will be 16 years since my aortic dissection. I had to have my ascending aorta replaced. I have a bicuspid valve that was never replaced and has continued to leak over the years. I just had my stress echo and my latest CTI Angio.TVAR scan. But, my can appears to be fine and my CT Echo appeared to be fairly normal. I was not having any symtoms UNTIL this last weekend on Saturday during my tennis match I got really light headed and thought I was going to pass out. I had to take about a minute break and continued. So, I didn't play till Tuesday am (today) doulbes and I am feeling really dizzy still and was almost going to have to quit. I am wondering if I finally have pushed my aortic valve now far enough that granted it's a moderate leak, that I am to the point that I just need to get it replaced along with my aortic root? I am scared that there are now experts (Aortic Centers) in the state of Washington. Rather, I work closely with Dr. Liang at Stanford and he asked about my Bp today and to go get an EKG.
Has anyone else felt light headed and dizzy with a leaky aortic valve? When do you ull the trigger?