A 36-year-old member asked:
Are aneurysm's hereditary?
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Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Not Mendelian: Not hereditary in the mendelian sense. Some families have higher incidence of aneurysms. Cofactors such as hypertension, diet and smoking habits may play a role in this. Connective tissue disorders are hereditary and some of these are associated with aneurysms but this is an indirect effect. I do not routinely screen family members but a negative mra can be reassuring.
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Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Sometimes: Aneurysms can have many causes. Some of them are hereditary. Many are not. For some cases, like Marfan disease, we even know the gene.
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Sometimes: About 1/4 to 1/3 of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are found in "family clusters," meaning one or more additional members of immediate family have AAA. Its higher if index case is female. So, when AAA is found, the parents, siblings and children of the person with the aneurysm are recommended to have an ultrasound (at least when they reach 60 y.o.) to check for AAA. Hope this helps.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
What is aneurysm?
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Balooning of a vesse: Weakening of arterial wall causing aneurysm
this can rupture and cause bleeding and complications depending on the location can be deadly
consult a medical professional.
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Last updated Oct 30, 2018
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