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I am 57. in july 2015 i was diagnosed with a 4.2 ascending aortic aneurysm. i have htn. i am on 3 meds because it is hard to control. i am having sob ?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
SOB aneurysm: Please go to ER now. Though 4.2 is not a critical diameter( usually > 5), you do have an aneurysm and are 57 years old , hTn so a cardiac etiology is a concern. f/u/ w/ ER now. http://ac.els-cdn.com/S235290671500010X/1-s2.0-S235290671500010X-main.pdf?_tid=8799e99e-36dd-11e6-aedd-00000aacb35d&acdnat=1466423757_385f3a4af8c762e4ebdee9e42e7f57ea

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