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Do Women Have Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Just Like Men Do
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How small anerysms can be detected on a ultrasound scan of abdominal aorta? if you have bp 75/115 will it give smaller size than higher bp would?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i can feel my heart beat in my abdomen and I have middle back pain, could this be an aortic aneurism?
Is abdominal proximal aorta ap ultrasound measurement more accurate than tranverse abdominal proximal aorta ultrasound measurement in men?
Check both: Check both and use the largest measurement as the baseline. ...Read more
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
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
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