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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Exercise: Isometrics can cause large blood pressure swings which can increase the wall stress on the enlarged aorta.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends on what part of the aorta, whether there are symptoms, what the absolute size is, what the size of the patient is, and the rapidity of enla ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Few things: High blood pressure, a congenital condition like Marfan syndrome, or structural heart disease like having a bicuspid valve or aortic regurgitation. It ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience Cardiology
Concerned? no.: No, but observant, yes! Likelihood of rupture is very small, growing to worrisome levels once expands to 5.5 cm
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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It could: these are basically the same as excedrin and contain aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine. Too much Aspirin can cause severe stomach upset, h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Aorta : In general normal aorta won't progressively dilate from exercise alone. That said some inherited problems with the aorta are relatively silent and go ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Natural Process: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Ekg?: Usually, and enlarged aorta would be seen on ct, MRI or echocardiography; an ekg could suggest left ventricular hypertrophy (thickness), but usually n ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes.: This implies an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. An aneurysm is an enlargement of a blood vessel because of weakness in the vessel wall. Like a ball ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Both: The aorta is the largest artery in the body and it is connected to the heart. Problems that affect the aorta also can cause problems for the heart, an ... Read More

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