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inoperable aortic aneurysm

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Why inoperable?: If bad heart, lungs, cancer etc. Those conditions may determine survival. Aneurysms may be in different parts of the aorta. But for abdominal: sym ... 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Dilated aorta: An aortic aneurysm is an aorta which is larger than it is supposed to be. "acute" refers to the sudden onset of symptoms. The aneurysm can cause pain ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Aortic Aneurysms: It is not entirely clear exactly what causes aortic aneurysms, but we know of a few risk factors, probably the most significant of which is smoking. O ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: An aortic dissection is a tear in the lining of the aorta, causing blood to leak into the aortic wall, causing pain and possibly hemodynamic issues. A ... 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 female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Weakness: or bubble in either the distal sub renal aorta or actually on the renal artery, a branch of the abdominal aorta. It is important to document the size ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
No: Aneurysm is the dilation of your artery that can rupture if it gets too big overtime. A dissection is when the layers of your artery separate - genera ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronen Elefant
12 years experience Critical Care
See detail: The Aorta (and all arteries) is composed of three distinct layers that are normally fused. A dissection refers to a separation of these layers, usuall ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Aneurysms are dangerous because many people don't know they have them until they rupture. Screening is important for people over 65 with family histor ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on size: You should have this monitored regularly and at a certain point your doctor will recommend surgery, if aneurysm continues to grow. Take his advice. I ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
5 years experience General Practice
Serious condition: An aortic dissection is when a tear develops in the inner layer of the aorta [which is a large blood vessel that branches from the heart] and blood en ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
I : I am not exactly sure what your question is but would be happy to help if you could provide more information. You are likely referring to congenital a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Gerndt
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Usually not: Typically, an abdominal aneurysm causes no symptoms until it ruptures or rapidly expands. In the event of rupture, the pain is sudden and severe. So ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Surgery: Size and location matters in this regard check with your surgeon.
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unclear: Atherosclerosis syphilis hypertension congenital and familial syndromes and collagen diseases marfan, ehlers danlos all these entities are assoc ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Technically no: As the disease is not affecting the heart itself, it would be more precise to classify this is cardiovascular disease. It is a problem that would be a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Below the kidneys: An infrarenal aortic aneurysm is a dilation of the aorta below the renal (kidney) arteries. This section of the aorta is located in the abdomen.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ballooning Artery: An infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm is the dilitation or ballooning of the abdominal aorta below the branches that provide blood to the kidneys. I ... Read More
A 50-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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Thoracic aortic aneu: read this: http://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm.aspx
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Be established: Become established with a cardiologist - i follow many people with your condition. When the time is right - usually at an older age, the valve can ... Read More

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