Doctor insights on:
Is Chest Pain An Initial Symptom Of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic aneurysm is a medical condition in which there is an balloon like outpouching in the wall of the aorta, which is the largest blood vessel in the body. Most commonly, this aneurysm occurs in the segment of the aorta that runs through the abdomen. Rupture can lead to massive ...Read more
I have been having front upper left chest pain and dizziness. I have family history of heart problems. My mom has a bad heart valve and an aortic aneurysm. I have no health insurance currently. What would be your best advice?
Rare but rising: For men it is 16.3 per 100, 000 per year and for women it is 9.1 per 100, 000 per year. Numbers are small so you could say that an average male has a less than one hundredth of a percent chance per year of developing one. (data from journal circulation, 2006). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's OK to fly: There's nothing about flying that will adversely affect your thoracic aortic aneurysm. You should have it evaluated by a vascular surgeon, depending on its size, at least annually. Our usual threshold for repair of a thoracic aneurysm that is not causing symptoms (e.g., pain) is around 6 cm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection
- Ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Is there a difference between a thoracic aneurysm and a thoracic aortic aneurysm?
- Ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm size criteria
- Weight lifting restrictions with thoracic aortic aneurysms
- Will a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm get smaller or disappear
- Talk to a urgent care specialist online for free