Hello, I’m new here although I did reply to a query last week. Has anyone had a Type A dissection of Valsalva Sinus repaired? Apparently it is quite rare and I was lucky to have survived for three months after the tear occurred. I had an attack of chest pain in March and spent some hours in A&E where I was diagnosed with viral pericarditis and had a check up echocardiogram 6 weeks later which revealed a thoracic aneurysm. An urgent CT scan 5 weeks later resulted in an immediate recall to hospital and a blue light and siren ambulance transfer for emergency surgery. I made an amazing recovery after a 7 hour operation and was discharged after 7 days. I’ve continued to improve and I am walking for about half an hour a day now and start cardiac rehab in 2 weeks time but I am aware of my heart beating (sometimes it really pounds ) and this makes me very anxious. I’m taking Bisoprolol and Ramipril 2.5 mgs daily to keep my blood pressure down but find it difficult to stop worrying about my heart. Deep breathing he,os but would love to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience.