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Descending Aorta Aneurysm Stent Intermittent Hematuria
Is a 3.8 CM descending aorta an ectasia or an aneurysm and what is the difference? can anything be done to decrease it or keep it from increasing ?
Aneurysm: The difference between an aneurysm and a ectasia is one of degree. An ectasia is a mild enlargement of the aorta that is less then 1.5 times bigger than normal. Bigger than that is called an aneurysm. The normal size is 2cm so >3.0= aneurysm. More then 5.5 is considered large. The most important factor is very good BP control. Dr will be following this with ultrasounds every 6-12 mo. Good healh ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown area on descending aorta.2 cts in last 10 days.Per cvtsurgeon not aneurism or pseudo-aneurism.No infection throwing clots to abd organs.Idea?
Injury: This could be an intramural hematoma or limited aortic. ...Read more
My mother has thoracic aorta aneurysm. She has not undergone stent grafting. Is it safe for her to fly internationally?
Is a 3.8 CM ectasia of the descending aorta anything to be concerned about for a 50 year old male?
No: Depending on your body surface area, it may even be normal for your size. If there is any family hx of aneurysms or if you smoke (or used to smoke), you should have the study repeated in a year to confirm stability. ...Read more
Just got an icd ef is 30%. Was told that my LAD is intermediate in size and 50% blocked and my descending aorta is enlarged. Is more surgery needed?
Depends: Your description is not sufficient to make surgical decision , but you are on the right road. Your cardiologist is the best guide. ...Read more
Question: yes, in general we would use an abdominal transducer however. ...Read more
If you wanted to and tried to, could you c the descending aorta on a echocardiography? How much of the thoracic aorta is ever possible to visualize?
My daughter heart condition, she has a condition were her inferior vena cava and descending aorta is joined to a single tube entering the heart.
What does it mean if you have a high blood velocity through your descending aorta? No coarctation or anything. Aortic valve looked okay. BP is normal
Nothing: Common finding in young healthy, active adults. ...Read more
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