A 44-year-old female asked:
Can a dilation of the ascending aorta be temporary and caused by infection?
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Cardiology 16 years experience
Not Temporary: Chagas disease is a tropical parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. It can cause aortic dilation aka aneurysm.
Once dilation happens it is not temporary. Close monitoring needed.
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