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What are the leading causes of aneurysms?

What are the leading causes of aneurysms?

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

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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How long can you live with untreated aneurysm?

How long can you live with untreated aneurysm?

Difficult to say: The risk of complications from aortic aneurysm is variable. Many factors, including size, symptoms, BP management, ..... All influence the likelihood of having a complication. For aneurysms greater than 6 cm in diameter, rupture occurrs at 3.7% per year, rupture or dissection at 6.9% per year, death at 11.8%, and death, rupture, or dissection at 15.6% per year. This risk increases with size. ...Read more

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What is aneurysm?

What is aneurysm?

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

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Can i get an aneurysm after having dialisis?

Can i get an aneurysm after having dialisis?

Explanation: Yes - pseudoaneurysms at graft or dialysis needle sites are common. Other aneurysms can occur in the older, smoking, atherosclerotic, diabetic population that has renal failure commonly. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms of aneurysms?

What r the symptoms of aneurysms?

Depends: Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms ... Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain and problems with organs that have had their artery branches from the aorta closed off (e.g. Intestines, kidneys, legs, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have symptoms of an aneurysm?

Call 911: Call 911 as these are life threatening emergencies. Which type of aneurysm? Abdominal aortic aneurysm - see GI surgeon. Cerebral aneurysm - see neurosurgeon. What symptoms? Aneurysms are usually asymptomatic until they burst, which may lead to death in a very short time. ...Read more

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How fast could an aneurysm grow?

Varies: Usually millimeters per year. If more then surgery or intervention needed if other size and risk factors suitable. ...Read more

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Can aneurysm be symptomatic?

Yes, if: If getting bigger or starting to rupture, can feel pain ... If branches to your intestines, kidneys, or legs, then can get symptoms related to those areas, again usually abdominal pain, low urine, or leg pain, respectively. ...Read more

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Any symptoms of aneurysm?

Any symptoms of aneurysm?

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

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Going into have further coiling on an existing coiled aneurysm. Please can you tell me the risk of not surviving.

Likely low: Your neurosurgeon and neuro intereventionalist will cover risks, benefits and options ( probably few) with you in the 'consent' stage. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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