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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Aneurysm repair: At that age, the risk of death is extremely high, as the body does not only have aneurysm but other vascular problem accumulated with life and the ca ... Read More
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: If an 80 year old life expectancy is more than 2 years and depending on his aneurysm size and anatomy then yes it can be done by endovascular techniqu ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Non surgical AAA repair was designed for patients at high risk for conventional surgery (elderly and frail). There are anatomic criteria that must be ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Possibly a stroke: If your family member had a stroke during the surgery that affected the speech center(in the left side of the brain), they might have speech difficult ... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Something else: The aneurysm repair or surgery is independent of speech. Still medicated? Stroke? Depressed? Need to talk with the surgeon and review testing.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Urgency varies: Urgency to repair varies with size of the aneurysm > 5.5 cm, rate of enlargement, and symptoms.
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Dr. Scott Grover
25 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: If it is leaking he should go right away. If it is stable there is no rush.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
When to fix AAA: The urgency to fix an aneurysm should be based on the size of the aneurysm. In most cases we do not consider repair unless the aneurysm is 5.5cm or l ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
AAA: By endo vascular non-invasive intervention or by open abdominal surgery to replace that segment of the aorta. Decisions depend of risk factors (age, h ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: The natural history of AAA is that they enlarge and rupture. The larger, the greater the risk of rupture. When open surgery was the only option, AAA ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
5.5 cm: According to the new england journal of medicine, an abdominal aortic aneurysm should be repaired when it reaches 5.5cm or if the patient is diagnosed ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Trauma: This experience would be traumatic for most. But if this is creating a psychologic problem or sleeping problem for you, you will need psychologic coun ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Variable: People have various experiences. I was involved with repair of a 10cm AAA one time.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
AAA.: It would be unusual to have an AAA at your age, unless you have some underlying medical condition that would make you more likely to have one at your ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: Aortic pulsations are visible in the stomach in a skinny person. It is unlikely that you have abdominal aortic aneurysm. If you smoke the risk is grea ... Read More
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