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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes--can be mistaken: Aortic aneurysm is highly unlikely in someone your age. The only people I've ever known to have aortic aneurysm have been long-term (more than 20-30 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aneurysm and htn: There are many possible drug choices for treating this situation. In general we try and control the blood pressure and narrow the pulse pressure with ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitrios Avgerinos
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Aneurysm: an aneurysm is usually asymptomatic, and becomes symptomatic when it enlarges enough. If you can feel a mass and that's the aneurysm, you should have ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Amlodipine: One study suggested amlodipine is beneficial. The most important factor is BP control and not smoking. The second drug I would choose would be a beta ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Large aorta: An aortic aneurysm is an aorta which is larger than it should be. This is typically due weakness of the walls of the aorta. This weakness can be sec ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Moss
17 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
The aorta: The aorta is the large, main artery that carries blood from the heart. An aneurysm (a portion that dilates or expands to a larger than normal diamete ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Multiple factors: Smoking and certain genetic factors contribute to the development of aortic aneurysm. Maintaining a normal cholesterol and lipid profile can help red ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: An aortic aneurysm can be the result of inherited conditions like marfan's syndrome. Conversley, aortic aneurysms may appear 'de novo' in those withou ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
No: It will only get larger and eventually rupture or causes material inside the aneurysm to go into the leg arteries potentially causing need for amputat ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Congenital or acquir: There is a 10% family inheritance if you have a first degree relative with an aneurysm. There is a strong disposition between smoking and hypertensio ... Read More

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