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Best Hospital To Have Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery To Repair
Age and endo repair: Absolutely. It is anatomy not age that typically determines who can have it. ...Read more
"Aneurysm" has scary implications for many people. It just means an enlargement of an artery. The problem is that when arteries (including the aorta) get too large, their walls become weak and prone to tear (dissection) or rupture. If this happens in the aorta it can be a catastrophe. Management of aortic aneurysms depends on where it is, how big, whether it's growing, ...Read more
My father was told he has an abdominal aortic aneurysm. But they are taking their time at getting him on the schedule for surgery. Is this common?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more
Large or gets bigger: Greater than 6cm or some say greater than 5 cm. .. Or if getting bigger, more than 1 cm increase per year. .. Or if affecting your abdominal organs. .. ...Read more
Largest AAA repaired: You shouldn't think about it as, " is it too big to repair? " many anatomic details as well as a person's overall medical condition go into the decision as to if an aneurysm can be repaired. Its overall size is not a main consideration (though if its still small, they can usually be watched without repair). ...Read more
What are the odds I have abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 24 but have symptoms of it for 4 years? Like pulsing and pain
AAA.: It would be unusual to have an AAA at your age, unless you have some underlying medical condition that would make you more likely to have one at your age. We can sometimes normally feel the pulse of the aorta through the skin of the abdomen or even transmitted across the liver if we're pushing on the liver. But it couldn't hurt to confirm/deny with an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more
I can feel/see pulse in upper stomach just below rib cage, especially when laying down flat. Is this normal? Do I have abdominal aortic aneurysm?
Aortic pulsations are visible in the stomach in a skinny person. It is unlikely that you have abdominal aortic aneurysm. If you smoke the risk is greater and aneurysm can be readily detected with ultrasound.
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Isit possible that I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm when I'm only 24 but have sharp pains and pulsing in lower leftabdomen and middle for 3-4 years?
My father passed away four months ago of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, I was traumatized, I'm 20, what are the chances of me developing this?
Most of these: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaa's) occur in older (over 65) patients with a history of smoking and/or hypertension. If a AAA occurs in someone younger or without typical risk factors then testing for various syndromes and genetic predispositions can be performed. Your doctor can help parse this out. ...Read more
Depends on size: Rupture rates from aaa's less than 4 cm are very small. Risk of rupture at 5-5.5 cm is about 5% per year. The risk goes up quickly from there. For example, 10-20% at 6-7 cm, and 20-40% for 7-8 cm. An intervention is often recommended if the aneurysm grows more than 1 cm per year or it is bigger than 5.5 cm. Data also supports consideration for a lower threshold in women (5 cm) - rupture earlier. ...Read more
Location location: An aortic aneurysm is a weakening of the wall of the aorta causing it to balloon out. In most cases this weakening is in the part of the aorta below the kidney arteries. Sometimes an aneurysm may involve the part of the aorta where the kidney arteries originate. These type of aneurysms are more challenging to treat especially if you are pursuing a minimally invasive option. ...Read more
Who fixes AAA: A vascular surgeon can offer endovascular or open repair depending on what's best for the person. ...Read more
Dx of AAA: Ultrasound is one of the typical studies used to diagnose aaa. It is optimal to let the tech doing the study know if you are trying to look specifically for an aneurysm. The bigger the aneurysm, the more likely it is to be picked up. In other words a very small one would have a higher likelihood to be missed. ...Read more
Possibly: A lot of people at rest can feel there pulsation. If you feel something pulsatile in your abdomen u need to be checked by a physician who can order a screening ultrasound. ...Read more
Diagnose AAA: While some large aneurysms can be felt with your hands on the belly an ultrasound is a much more effective and accurate way to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
No: No. Risk factors for aaa's are age greater than 65, a smoking history, being male as well as a family history. The cause of aaa's is not exactly known, although many believe that they are caused by an inflammatory process. ...Read more
Likely No: Abdominal aortic aneurysms generally have no symptoms. Often called a silent killer. A very large aneurysm in a small person could push on the abdominal contents and cause early full symptoms. Atherosclerosis disease of the blood vessels going to the intestines can cause pain after eating. ...Read more
Yes: U/s is good for the initial diagnosis and follow-up studies ...Read more
None: Having an aneurysm will not necessarily give you any pain. Symptoms may or may not occur even with large aneurysms. On many patients, symptoms occur when expanding or when rupture occurs. Unfortunately about 17, 000 americans die from aneurysm rupture /yr. Sudden flank pain usually on the left, abdominal distention, low back pain, with or without passing out, hypotension, collapse. Must diagnose early. ...Read more
No: Trauma such as falling does not cause aaas. They typically form slowly over time due to inflammation in the wall of the aorta. Risk factors are age >65, smoking, male gender and a family history. Interestingly high speed motor vehicle accidents can cause a tear in the thoracic aorta. These are called dissections. ...Read more
Depends on rupture: Incidence and prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)increases with age, making condition a significant issue as the population ages. Most common in elderly men and occurs in 5% to 7% of people over the age of 65 in US. Leading cause of death in men over the age of 55. Post-op mortality for ruptured AAA remains higher than 40%. AAA surgically repaired before rupture, postop mortality 1-6%. ...Read more
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