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Doctor insights on: Aneurysm Precautions

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the treatment for paraophtalmic artery aneurysm and are there any precautions prior to treatment?

What is the treatment for paraophtalmic artery aneurysm and are there any precautions prior to treatment?

Talk to your Doctor: This is an aneurysm of an artery by the eyes and heading towards the pituitary. The treatment can be open via opening the skull or fixing it with an internal stent. There are many potential problems which you should discuss with your doctor. It would not be prudent for me to have this type of discussion in this forum. ...Read more

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My papa undergone aneurysm clipping what precaution now I should take, surgery was on 27 th of december 2012?

My papa undergone aneurysm clipping what precaution now I should take, surgery was on 27 th of december  2012?

Intracranial?: Ask the surgeon. I presume intracranial since that is the usual that is "clipped". Generally stable once discharged general good health habits and blood pressure control. Follow up with surgeon and pcp. He likely got a set of discharge instructions and appointment to follow. ...Read more

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I have gone through a surgery for brain anuerysm 6 months back. It is not coiling. But some wrapping is done. May i know what precautions i shud take?

I have gone through a surgery for brain anuerysm 6 months back. It is not coiling. But some wrapping is done. May i know what precautions i shud take?

Talk to MD: Though the technique of wrapping the aneurysm is not as definitive a treatment as the placing of a clip, it should still allow you to lead a normal lifestyle. Check with your neurosurgeon about your specific case. ...Read more

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Why do I have aneurysms?

Why do I have aneurysms?

Aortic?: For aortic aneursyms: we are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis - high bp, smoking. ...Read more

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Any symptoms of aneurysm?

Any symptoms of aneurysm?

Depends: Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms ... Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain (abdomen and/or back) 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 aneurysm's hereditary?

Are aneurysm's hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause an aneurysm?

What could cause an aneurysm?

Abdominal (AAA)?: We are not quite sure what actually causes an AAA to form in some people. The leading thought is that the aneurysm may be caused by inflammation in the aorta, which may cause its wall to weaken or break down. Most believe that this inflammation can be associated with atherosclerosis (also called hardening of the arteries) or risk factors for atherosclerosis, such as high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more

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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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What happens once you have aneurysm?

What happens once you have aneurysm?

Variable: An aneurysm is basically a weak spot in a blood vessel that enlarges in a ballon-like fashion. Arteries in the brain have very thin walls so that aneurysms may rupture and cause a stroke. Aortic aneurysms may rupture and lead to fatal bleeding (that is how einstein died). If any questions check with your doc. Some small aneurysms have very low risk and are watched closely. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an aneurysm?

What sort of problem is an aneurysm?

Enlarged blood vesse: An aneurysm is an enlarged blood vessel typically created by a weakness in the wall. The pouching is generally thin and weak and prone to rupture. Think of a tire that gets bubbles in its wall before popping. They can happen anywhere, but aorta and brain are common. They have many causes, but high blood pressure and smoking are often factors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of an aneurysm?

Aneurysm: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/arm/

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What are the leading causes of aneurysms?

What are the leading causes of aneurysms?

Run in families: Although it is not entirely clear as to what causes aneurysms, there is a definite familial predisposition to their development. If a parent or sibling has or have had an aneurysm, it is important to be checked. This can be done simply and easily with an ultrasound. Contact a vascular surgeon and have the test done at an icavl accredited vascular laboratory. ...Read more

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What are some of the effects of aneurysm ?

What are some of the effects of aneurysm ?

Too vague: Aneurysms can occur in any arterial system. The symptoms would depend on the location and size, as well as the rate of growth. ...Read more

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What are the health consequences of an aneurysm?

What are the health consequences of an aneurysm?

Depends.: Aneurysms are enlarged arteries. In the head, can cause headaches. In the abdomen, unusually no symptoms, unless it gets very large or ruptures. Ruptured aneurysm is the dreaded complication. Patients can bleed to death, quite rapidly after a ruptured aneurysm. The risk of rupture is related to the size of the aneurysm. Commonly, repair is suggested before such a bad event. ...Read more

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What commonly leads to what seems like an increase of aneurysm cases?

Possibilities: Aging population expanding population atherosclerotic risks diabetes, hypertension and better screening and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is a thrombosed aneurysm?

A CLOTTED BULGE: An aneurysm is a swollen, bulging area in a vessel. They can occur due to hardening of the arteries, trauma, infection, or congenital development. A thrombosed aneurysm is one that has become filled with clotted blood or debris. I hope this satisfies your needs. Good luck. ...Read more

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