A 37-year-old member asked:
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could you tell me what are likely leads to/risk factors of/for aneurysms and embolisms?

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Dr. Saqib Masroor
32 years experience Thoracic Surgery
See below: Hypertension, diabetes, smoking.
Answered on May 24, 2013
Dr. David Greenfield
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
See below: Aneurysm - smoking, high blood pressure, family history, age. Embolism - heart rhythm abnormalities, blood clotting disorders, obesity, major surgery, immobility.
Answered on May 27, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: Aneurysms: few are congenital and some genetic with Marfan and tissue disorders. Rare syphilis anymore. Most are atherosclerotic and wall deterioration with some theories evolving. Emboli can be arterial or venous in origin. Clots from coagulopathies, stasis, trauma may move! some other emboli are atherosclerotic plaque, air, amniotic fluid , platelet aggregates.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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