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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can a dilation of the ascending aorta be temporary and caused by infection?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 15 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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Last updated Feb 3, 2015

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