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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Overview)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential rupture or other complication.


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How does an aneurysm differ from a blood clot?

How does an aneurysm differ from a blood clot?

Very different: An aneurysm is an enlargement or dilitation of a blood vessel. This is the result of weakening in the wall of the artery. The flow of blood through the aneurysmal vessel usually remains normal.
A blood clot is coagulated blood inside the artery...This impedes blood flow and usually leads to symptoms of ischemia in the part of the body the artery supplies. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
1,397 Doctors shared insights

Aneurysm (Overview)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential rupture or other complication.


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What r the symptoms of aneurysms?

What r the symptoms of aneurysms?

Depends: Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms. .. Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain and problems with organs that have had their artery branches from the aorta closed off (e.g. Intestines, kidneys, legs, etc. ...Read more

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Are intermittent sharp pains signs of aneurysm?

Are intermittent sharp pains signs of aneurysm?

Many causes for pain: Pain (depending on the location-- head, chest, stomach) has different causes. Intermittent sharp pains are more consistent with a local process that irritates the nerve. This is usually due to muscles. If you have concerns about the pains, or if you have other risk factors for aneurysm (family history or are a smoker), then you should make an appointment with your doctor to get it checked. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Dilated aorta: Approx. 75% of aortic aneurysms are infrarenal. If the diameter of the aneurysm increases >= 0.5 cm/6mo. Period, early intervention advised. Once the aneurysm is 5cm or about twice the diameter of the non involved aorta, elective repair is advised. If 4cm dia and enlarging, repair advised to lower risk of death from exanguinating rupture. See your cardiovascular surgeon or vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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How does a doctor diagnose aortic aneurysm?

How does a doctor diagnose aortic aneurysm?

X-ray: Well sometimes it can be palpated if it is in the abdomen. Or in some cases and abnormal pulsation can even be visualized. Xrays, especially a ct scan will visualize and confirm it. An ultrasound would also demonstrate the aneurysm. ...Read more

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How fast can a brain aneurysm develop? Is a CT or MRI adequate diagnostic tools? What else could cause daily headaches.

How fast can a brain aneurysm develop? Is a CT or MRI adequate diagnostic tools? What else could cause daily headaches.

Depends on size: Ct or mr angiograms are good screening tools, and surgeons are using cta to plan surgery instead of angiograms. If you have an aneurysm, there is a certain chance that it will grow over time. How fast it grows is not predictable. If you don't have an aneurysm, you should have your doctor look for other reasons for headaches. ...Read more

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Long legs, skinny, thin bones, pectus, etc should I get test for aneurysms?

Long legs, skinny, thin bones, pectus, etc should I get test for aneurysms?

Marfan syndrome: It sounds like you suspect you may have marfan. Your doctor will address your concerns, and conduct a workup based on his evaluation. Aortic aneurysm is indeed something to be concerned about in these patients. I compliment you on your research. Echocardiogram, ct are relatively low risk for the diagnostic benefit and early fix, so if your doc recommended them, i'd strongly consider. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have a aneurysm?

Definitively by scan: Aneurysms come in many different areas and sizes. Some can be found by a good physical exam, but most will be discoverd by plain x-ray (few), ultrasound (many) or ct scan/mri.....Depending where they are located, they may be assymptomatic, or cause symptoms by pressing on nearby structures... ...Read more

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Can docs explain what does thrombosed aneurysm mean?

Can docs explain what does thrombosed aneurysm mean?

Closure: Most aneurysms are lined by clot, due to the flow characteristics inside the aneurysm, meaning flow tries to stay in the middle of the vessel. If the flow slows down enough, the entire aneurysm closes, or thromboses. This occurs frequently in popliteal aneurysms, located behind the knee. ...Read more

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What hospital will treat an aortic aneurysm?

What hospital will treat an aortic aneurysm?

Most: Depending on how big and where the aneurysm is, when the timing is right, most larger hospitals have vascular or thoracic surgeons who can repair this lesion. ...Read more

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What specialist treats an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

What specialist treats an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Vascular Surgeons: Vascular surgeons evaluate and treat anuerysms of the thoracic and abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Yes: It is very important to provide a complete and accurate medical history. This is especially important when your teen has his or her physical prior to starting college. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the newest treatments for abdominal aneurysm?

Can you tell me the newest treatments for abdominal aneurysm?

Several: Therapy consists of medical treatment, surgical therapy, and endovascular techniques. Endovascular techniques are considered minimally invasive, but have limitations as to who can have it done. Surgical therapy is more invasive, but is generally more durable. Medical therapy preceeds both. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure for aneurysm for a 80 year old patient?

Is there a natural cure for aneurysm for a 80 year old patient?

Not really: Aneurysms never really get any smaller as long as they are subject to arterial pressure. Stabilizing aneurysm growth may be possible with control of blood pressure into a normal range and stopping smoking. Other treatments with antibiotics are thought to decrease the rate of aneurysm growth as well. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of cerebral aneurysm?

What's the best treatment to get rid of cerebral aneurysm?

Surgery if feasible: A lot of aneurysm detected incidentaly are very small, need to be followed--but some need coiling or surgery urgently---the neurosurgeon will study each case in depth, considering symptoms, exam, mri, mra. ...Read more

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