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For what length of time can you have an aortic aneursym before it bursts?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
undefined 51 years experience
Aortic aneurysm: If the aneurysm is not large and if the pulse pressure in the vessel is kept controlled, the aneurysm can possibly be stable for many years.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 56 years experience
Variable: Location size risk factors- hypertension . Abdominal follow annual ultrasounds. If good risk patient and 5 cm in size have the discussion about intervention/ surgery. If painful, expanding regular get fixed. Over 5.5 and no major life threatening issues most will fix on size alone.

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