A 47-year-old member asked:
What percentage of people that have an abdominal aortic aneurysm die from it? is it possible to live out the rest of your life without having it rupture?
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General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: Thoracic, abdominal, age , other risk factors.
Many will be followed and some will need surgery.
Risk of unknown, in our obese society is higher than in those with known and followed.
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General Surgery 32 years experience
It's possible: Ruptured AAA is still in the top 20 causes of death. However, if you know you have a AAA you can impact its course. Getting it fixed and/or managing your risk factors with your vascular team is a possible.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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