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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?

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?

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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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