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Doctor insights on: Abdominal Aortic Anyeurism

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Abdominal aortic is nonaneurysmal , what does this mean?

Abdominal aortic is nonaneurysmal , what does this mean?

Good: If an abdominal aortic ultrasound reported that the abdominal aorta was "nonaneurysmal", this means that there was no evidence of a widening (dilation or aneurysm) of the abdominal aorta (non-aneurysmal abdominal aorta). This test is done in selected individuals to evaluate for abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa), which can be life threatening if became too big. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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On an abdominal aortic ultrasound do u c the aorta up to the knob around the diaphragm area? Do u always watch the same length?

On an abdominal aortic ultrasound do u c the aorta up to the knob around the diaphragm area? Do u always watch the same length?

Uz: You can see most of the abdominal aorta on abdominal ultrasound in most people. You try and image as much of it as you can. There is no 'knob' in the abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Not likely: Abdominal aortic aneurysms usually have no symptoms or sensation. Sometimes they can be felt through the front abdominal wall. An aneurysm in a 31 y/o without other medical issues would be very unlikely. Talk to your dr and check your pulse and heart rhythm an ultrasound would be the easiest way to elevate your fear and may see something else. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aortic aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of aortic aneurysm?

Depends: You may not have any symptoms from an aneurysm until it is too late. If you have a family history or even a suspicion of having an aneurysm it is worth having this checked. ...Read more

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What are causes of an aortic aneurysm?

What are causes of an aortic aneurysm?

Several things: About 5% of men over the age of 65 have abdominal aortic aneurysms. Risk factors include: increasing age, male sex, family history of aneurysm (may increase your risk 4-fold), hypertension, and history of smoking. Dissecting aneurysms can be caused by localized damage to to the artery from hypertension or trauma (deceleration or sheering-type injury) or catheter injury from an angiogram. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aortic aneurysm and a regular aorta?

Cystic medial necros: Cystic medial necrosis weakens the arterial wall and the blood pressure inside the aorta dilates the aorta. Aneurysmal dilatation of the aorta occurs until eventual rupture may occur. ...Read more

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Where is an aortic aneurysm?

The aorta: The aorta is the large, main artery that carries blood from the heart. An aneurysm (a portion that dilates or expands to a larger than normal diameter) can occur anywhere along its length, from where it emerges from the heart in the chest (thoracic aortic aneurysm) to where it travels through the abdomen & splits into the iliac arteries (abdominal aortic aneurysm, or aaa) - or anywhere between. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more