Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience male
55 y/o ABTS certified, 18 years experience in cardiac vascular thoracic surgery. Past 12 years solo practice in Indiana.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
No. : No. Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur in older individuals usually over 50 y/o and smokers unless patient has a rare disease called Loeys-Dietz syndrome also some patients with Marfan's Syndrome or Turner Syndrome may develop aortic aneurysms at an early age.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Yes: And that is the goal of screening abdominal ultrasounds or cat scans. Finding the aneurysm before it ruptures is the only way to electively repair and prevent death from a ruptured aneurysm.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Xrays: Rib fractures usually begin ossifying within 6 weeks. By one year a callus is evident. If a fractured rib re fractures many times, a mal union or non union can occur. Evidence of previous healed or healing fractures can be seen on chest xrays or cat scans.
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Nov 26, 2013
I know Dr. Matos-Cruz personally. Worked with him for several years. If you have thoracic surgical issues, he's the one you you want on your case! He's compassionate, knowledgeable, and (perhaps not ...Read More
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
May 6, 2014
Very timely and accurate responses.
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you so much for a clear explanation- you were exactly right!
Thanks for your quick reply! Just learned I have I.P.F.@ 61 and wanted to know my possible life expectancy.
Having shortness of breath chest pain n numbness in left arm have highblood pressure what does this mean
Education & Training
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, PR
Society of Thoracic Surgeons