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What causes ascending aorta aneurysms?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Unclear: Atherosclerosis syphilis hypertension congenital and familial syndromes and collagen diseases marfan, ehlers danlos all these entities are associated and there are theories of genetic flaws or ischemia of the wall etc.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Athersclerosis: Combination of genetics and atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis results from smoking and unhealthy eating.

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