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size of aortic aneurysm for surgery

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Some data: Less than 5 years if asymptomatic less than 1 year once symptoms. If you have no other terminal illness or critical risk factors see a vascular sur ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Moderate to severe: Enlargement ...Very unusual in someone your age. Recommend evaluation with a cardiologist or cardio thoracic surgeon as risk of rupture increases wit ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Typically an ascending aortic aneurysm is repaired after it becomes between 5.0 to 5.5 cm in size, depending on other factors such as age, how quickly ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience Radiology
Ascending aorta: 4cm for the ascending aorta is upper limits of normal. If the ascending aorta becomes larger than 5 cm or if you develop aortic regurgitation you m ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
5.5 -6.0 cm: Other factors are important: valve leakage( aortic regurgitation) increasing size or pain hypertension( high blood pressure) other cardiac or vasc ... Read More
Dr. Jerry Light
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
5-6 cm: Generally, these are fixed when they get to be 5-6 cm in diameter; however, other factors may apply, such as presence of a congenital condition such a ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
5-5.5cm: It depends on your specific circumstances, but that's usually the answer. Here are the official societal guidelines. See page e320. http://circ.a ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Yes if willing to take risk of rupture, then no one wants to take risk of rupture . 4 to 5 cm aa will have .0.5 % to 5 % chance of rupture 5 ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Impossible to answer: Since an aneurysm can rupture or dissect at any time or not at all, there is no way to predict the complications. I don't think air travel per se inc ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes: There is open repair and the less invasive endovascular technique. Talk to a vascular surgeon for the pros and cons of each, and to see which one you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
26 years experience Cardiology
It depends: Depends on other comorbid risk factors like coronary artery disease, peripheral disease and lung disease.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Ginn
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Level 4??: Are you saying you have a 4 cm aneurysm?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Abdominal or thoracic essentially: death bleeding infection stroke renal failure fortunately new techniques have reduced all of these. The p ... Read More

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