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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
What is the pattern of inheritance in familial intracranial aneurysms? Is it usually present in every generation?
Intracranial aneurys: Prevalence in theus is21, 000 to 33, 000 new cases each year. Predominant age is 4-7th decades of life. Sex is females greater than males and blacks greater than whites. One in every stroke is caused by a intracranial aneurysm. I know of no exact inheritable figures available. Weak tissues are associated with the aneurysms. They are: poly cystic kidneys, fibromuscular dysplasia, and elasticum. ...Read more
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
Subclavian aneurysm. How scary is this? What is operation and recovery like? Is it hereditary? What causes it?
Yes. Please see the links below for more information
http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17290171. ...Read more
What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate
Brain aneurysm young: What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate. ANS: 1 cause is inherited high BP called glucocorticoid remedial HTN. Also rare families with short fingers. I specialize in these and happy to do 2nd opinion. Need pictures of hands. Others have inherited weak artery walls. BCPs increase risk. ...Read more
I have a calisfied splenic artery aneurysm found by X-ray for other problem is this hereditary that my adult children will have it?
Not the calcificatio: The risk factors for splenic artery aneurysms are thought to be high "portal vein" pressures (from liver damage) & multiple pregnancies. Neither of these conditions per se is genetic, although many risk factors could have a familial basis (ie, high blood pressure & fertility). If this were hereditary, then your parents, grandparents, uncles/aunts, & siblings would have suffered. If so, then screen ...Read more
Can a genetically inherited thoracic aortic aneurysm be congenital or can it appear later in life?
Generally later in: Life unless related to coarctation.Get a more detailed answer ›
My mom died if a brain aneurysm at 42. Her migraines got much worse prior. Mine now are too. A both have behcets. Could this be hereditary?
Probably: Your question is made more complex by your medical history and that of your mom. Behchets syndrome, which can lead to vasculitis involving the arteries of the brain. This could result in bleeding from break down of an artery, similar to how an artery bleeds from a berry aneurysm that ruptures. There appears to be genetic predisposition to susceptibility to behchets syn. And to berry aneurysms. ...Read more
Is a splenic artery aneurysm hereditary? Should my married daughter be checked before getting pregnant?
Check this link: http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/vascular-and-endovascular-services/what-we-treat/splenic-artery-aneurysmGet a more detailed answer ›
Aneurysm: Aneurysm is abnormal dilation of an artery: some say 1.5x normal size while others say twice or more the size of the native artery represents aneurysmal dilation. True aneurysm contains all the layers of the arterial wall while false aneurysm may have any or all components of the wall missing. ...Read more
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
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
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
Aneurysm: It really does depend on the size of the aneurysm and where it is. If it is >5.5cm and in the abdomen, one should seek treatment and repair. If it is less than that and in the abdomen, carrying on with daily activities is fine, but i would recommend being prudent of those activities. ...Read more
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
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
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
Definitively by scan: Aneurysms come in many different areas and sizes. Some can be found by a good physical exam, but most will be discoverd by plain x-ray (few), ultrasound (many) or ct scan/mri.....Depending where they are located, they may be assymptomatic, or cause symptoms by pressing on nearby structures... ...Read more