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Aneurysm Of The Abdominal Aorta
Several theories: Most common belief is that aneurysms develop due to some inherent weakness in the artery's muscular layer due to an imbalance of collagen metabolism or genetic collagen abnormalities. The only independent risk of aneurysm growth is high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If u don't have aneurysm and a 14mm abdominal aorta u have thinner wall than 20mm healthy aorta and therefore lower tolerance for pressure? Sorry
Is a 22 more likely to get an aneurysm of abdominal aorta or thoracic? What's more rare? If u have high BP for 6 months?
Aneurysm: It would be extremely rare for a 22 yo to develop an aneurysm as a result of 6 months of hypertension. Thoracic is much less common than abdominal aortic aneurysms which are a result of decades of sustained high pressure in the aorta. Do you suffer from anxiety disorder or OCD? I would suggest that is much more likely in a 22 yo male who is preoccupied with this than AAA from hypertension. ...Read more
Could u detect an thoracic aneurysm on a ultrasound of abdominal aorta or of heart? Or chest xray? Or what could u detect regarding aneurysms?
Normal: 14 mm is normal. size usually does not alter wall thickness. ...Read more
Bigger than normal: An ectatic abdominal aorta is one that is bigger than normal but not quite an aneurysm, which is defined as having a diameter that is 1.5X larger than that of a normal segment of aorta. A normal aorta for a man may be somewhere between 18-26 mm, though this is not hard and fast rule. There is general agreement that an aorta measuring 40 mm or greater would be considered an aneurysm, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It might: Typically an enlarged aorta is due to an anuerysm. The anueysm may or may not contain cholesterol plaque. Aortic aneurysms are repaired once they reach a certain size due to the risk of rupture. People with aortic anuerysms should follow up routinely with a vascular specialist for ongoing management of the condition (cardiologist or vascular surgeon). ...Read more
In x-ray findings, the Dr. said that there were extensive artherosclerotic, changes in the visualized abdominal aorta. What does this mean?
Early warning: Atherosclerosis is the condition in which the linings of arteries accumulates a cholesterol rich deposit, narrowing the artery and occasionally beginning the process of breaking off material which can clog further arteries downstream. Because this is a generalized problem, arteries like those in your heart and brain can be too narrow to function well. This is a warning and changes must be made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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