A 53-year-old member asked:
Is a descending aortic aneurysm more dangerous than an ascending aortic aneurysm?
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Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience in 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 history of aneurysm, smoking or htn. Ascending aneurysms and para visceral (upper abdomen) aneurysms are probably the most challenging to repair.
Answered on Apr 24, 2019
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