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can lifting cause an aortic aneurysm to rupture

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
29 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Lifting or any kind of strenuous exercise will increase the blood pressure. If this happens in a sudden fashion then conceivably the aneurysm can rupt ... Read More
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
49 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It may: But, not necessarily. Even non-lifting does not prevent rupture. Goes to show that there are many reasons for rupture. Take care of it before it ruptu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
It bursts: The wall of the aorta tears because of increased pressure from the expanding aneurysm. Ruptures can be "contained, " with the bleeding confined by the ... Read More
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
49 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bleeding: The biggest "pipe" in the body is the aorta. It carries blood in it. When this pipe breaks, there will be massive bleeding leading to shock that maybe ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Not many: It depends on how fast the blood is leaking. There sometimes is time to get the patient to the operating room and repair the aneurysm so it does not n ... Read More
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Few: The time depends on the type of rupture and how fast this results in shock..If you make it to the hospital and it is not a level 1 trauma center, the ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Surgical parameters: once the aneurysm reaches a diameter of 5.5 cm, surgical correction is mandatory, Use compression socks, walk around airplane and tretch/flex your lo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Odds are against him, even if he is standing in the hospital at the time the AAA ruptures. We do, however, save 10-30% of ruptured AAA with surgery, e ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Follow up: One should closely follow up for other vascular issues need carotid artery check up pad check up other vascular aneurysm in iliac vessels and poplete ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
33 years experience General Surgery
Ruptured aneurysm: An abdominal aneurysm can rupture for many reasons. Most common is size. As the aneurysm enlarges the wall gets weaker. We know that aneurysms over 5 ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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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. Jonathan Ellichman
22 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Several things: About 5% of men over the age of 65 have abdominal aortic aneurysms. Risk factors include: increasing age, male sex, family history of aneurysm (may in ... Read More
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