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Do women have abdominal aortic aneurysms just like men do?

Do women have abdominal aortic aneurysms just like men do?

Yes: Women do have abdominal aortic aneurysms as men do, although the incidence in women is lower. ...Read more

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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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What are possible causes of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

What are possible causes of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

Atherosclerosis: Some theories about collagen, ischemic wall etc, but most are in atherosclerotic vessels in abdomen or elsewhere. Aneurysms can happen in any blood vessel, but AAA is the most common. Some rare infections , congenital, traumatic. ...Read more

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What is the presumed cause of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

What is the presumed cause of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

Several theories: Most common belief is that aneurysms develop due to some inherent weakness in the artery's muscular layer due to an imbalance of collagen metabolism or genetic collagen abnormalities. The only independent risk of aneurysm growth is high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more

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Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Not likely: Abdominal aortic aneurysms usually have no symptoms or sensation. Sometimes they can be felt through the front abdominal wall. An aneurysm in a 31 y/o without other medical issues would be very unlikely. Talk to your dr and check your pulse and heart rhythm an ultrasound would be the easiest way to elevate your fear and may see something else. ...Read more

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If i can feel my heart beat in my abdomen and I have middle back pain, could this be an aortic aneurism?

If i can feel my heart beat in my abdomen and I have middle back pain, could this be an aortic aneurism?

Possible: At your age, unless you have underlying disease (i.e. Marfan's), it's unlikely. If you are relatively thin, it would be expected to be able to feel your aorta pulse. ...Read more

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Which test is more accurate in measuring proximal abdominal aorta size in men: ultrasound or mri/mra? Is ap more accurate than tranverse measurement?

Which test is more accurate in measuring proximal abdominal aorta size in men: ultrasound or mri/mra? Is ap more accurate than tranverse measurement?

Ultrasound: Is the preferred method for screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm as it is less expensive and involves no ionizing radiation. If aortic enlargement is seen, cta is usually chosen to determine most accurately degree of aortic enlargement, extent of aneurysm, and involvement of aortic branches. ...Read more

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What should resting (sitting) blood pressure range and heart rate be for a 60 year old men who have 3.0 CM abdominal aorta and 3.8 CM ascending aort?

125/75 range: Based on the ascending aorta measurement probably 125/75 is a reasonable goal. Beta blockers and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors are preferred agents. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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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