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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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Is steam room safe for aorta aneurysm?

Is steam room safe for aorta aneurysm?

Aortic Aneurysm: The exact recommendations depend upon the size of the aneurysm, but i would be safe to say that you should not go into a steam room with an aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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An aneurysm developed by extreme shorter bursts of extreme BP every day for 3 months would likely be in aorta or anywhere else?

An aneurysm developed by extreme shorter bursts of extreme BP every day for 3 months would likely be in aorta or anywhere else?

BP: A very strange question that has no direct answer;however aneurysmal change can develop in any vessel anywhere in the body.Please provide more details of your affliction/symptoms or discuss this with your provider. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. does anyone have any info that they can share with me?

What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. does anyone have any info that they can share with me?

Depends: What part of your aorta? What size? Do you have Marfan's, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, annulo-aortic ectasia, or family hx of aortic aneurysm or sudden or unexpected death? ...Read more

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What weight training is ok for a aneurysm aorta?

What weight training is ok for a aneurysm aorta?

It depends: If only mild than probably ok ...More than that wouldn't recommend ....Also requires serial evaluation. ...Read more

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With aortic repair of aneurysm can a person live a normal life?

With aortic repair of aneurysm can a person live a normal life?

Yes: This would be expected, but depends to an extent on other underlying medical problems. ...Read more

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Can a person have another aneurysm if he has had surgery to repair his aorta?

Yes: Yes. Other segments of the aorta can become aneurysmal, or other arteries such as the iliac or popliteal arteries, or even arteries of the brain. The most common non-cranial aneurysm is the aorta below the kidneys. This is most common in men >65 who have ever smoked. Brain / cerebral aneurysms can occur at any age and are slightly more common in women. ...Read more

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Is it rare for a 31 yr old to have a aortic problem such as aneurysm or somthing else?

Is it rare for a 31 yr old to have a aortic problem such as aneurysm or somthing else?

Yes, but: If you do not have a family history, marfan's, connective tissue disorder or some unusual metabolic disorder, you are too young to have an aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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What is an aortic aneurysm?

What is an aortic aneurysm?

Weak wall: The aorta is a living pipe. It has 3 layers, the inner layer or intima, the middle layer or media were some muscle like cells dwell and the adventitia rich in collagen fibers. The process of arteriosclerosis may result in slow death of the media which then gets replaced by collagen scar. The pressure inside the aorta and the wall weakness will result in dilatation of the aorta and it could burst. ...Read more

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Where is an aortic aneurysm?

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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What causes aortic aneurysm?

What causes aortic aneurysm?

Known risk factors: Certain aneurysms are caused by genetic predispositions that is caused by such conditions as marfan's syndrome. Otherwise the usual cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and smoking. ...Read more

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Is aortic aneurysm inherited?

Is aortic aneurysm inherited?

Depends: An aortic aneurysm can be the result of inherited conditions like marfan's syndrome. Conversley, aortic aneurysms may appear 'de novo' in those without a family history and only clinical risk factors such as atherosclerosis and hypertension. Since the relationship between genetics and environment is complex, if there is a family history one should always be extra vigilant and monitor. ...Read more

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What causes an aortic aneurysm?

What causes an aortic aneurysm?

Cysticmedialnecrosis: The aorta is a living organ. Has 3 layers. Intima, media, adventitia. The aortic wall is nourished by the vasa vasorum. Arteriosclerosis creates cholesterol plaque, the vasa vasorum occlude, the media slowly dies and becomes replaced by collagenous tissue, pressure and Collagenase activity weaken wall and it dilates excessively, if not repaired claims 17, 000 americans/yr.70%infrarenal. ...Read more

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What is an acute aortic aneurysm?

Dilated aorta: An aortic aneurysm is an aorta which is larger than it is supposed to be. "acute" refers to the sudden onset of symptoms. The aneurysm can cause pain by suddenly enlarging, encroaching on surrounding parts of the chest or abdomen, or rupturing. ...Read more

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Will a aortic aneurysm disappear?

NO: Aneurysmal dilatation of the aorta is a pathologic dilatation that does not disappear. Surgical resection makes it disappear. ...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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Is aortic aneurysm a common condition?

No but its not rare: Abdominal aortic aneurysms are more common than thoracic . An aneurysm is defined as an enlargement of the aorta 1.5 x the normal diameter. The incidence is around 37 per 100, 000 patient yrs. There is a 3% prevalence in those over 50 yrs old. Male to female ratio of 9 to 1. Risk factors hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, family history and age. ...Read more

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What is an infrarenal aortic aneurysm?

What is an infrarenal aortic aneurysm?

Below the kidneys: An infrarenal aortic aneurysm is a dilation of the aorta below the renal (kidney) arteries. This section of the aorta is located in the abdomen. ...Read more

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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