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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saif Fatteh
9 years experience Pediatric Dermatology
Entitled to a 2nd op: If you are not happy, sure or confident with the cardiologist's opinion, you can always see a second one for a second opinion. Most doctors are not in ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Check it out: Most likely you are hypervigslent when anxious but should let doc chk it iut.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Naylor
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not too small: 10 to 20 mm is normal for adult aorta. The chance of rupture increases as it gets larger. So the chance of rupture of a small aorta is very small.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aorta: Blood flows through the aorta as it is pumped around the body by the heart. If you don't have 'beating' or blood flow in the aorta, you have serious t ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Normal: 14 mm is normal. size usually does not alter wall thickness.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Just the opposite: Aortic aneurysms have a higher risk of rupture with increasing diameter. Generally they are treated expectantly with observation and antihypertensive ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CTA : If you wish to visualize the abdominal aorta and its lower extremity run off you could do a cta.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Maybe: A ct scan yes; a plain x-ray probably not unless the aorta is calcified.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
CameToThRightLaPlace: Not "due" to Laplace's Law. LaPlace's Law came about by the Laws of Nature. But like I said, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Lift away, just be sm ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not necessarily: We don't know YOUR size - your aorta may be proportionate to your body surface area. Regardless, if you're perfusing your lower extremities sufficien ... Read More
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