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What are the symptoms of a chest aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of a chest aneurysm?

May be none: As expands may give chest wall discomfort. With internal tear, will cause lightening like pain. Can embolize thrombus rarely. May be found on x-ray, ct scan, MRI etc and be unsuspected. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Symptoms of narrowed arteries in chest or chest aneurysm, what to do?

Symptoms of narrowed arteries in chest or chest aneurysm, what to do?

Need specifics: Symptoms of narrowed arteries in the heart is angina or chest pain. Aneurysm causes symptoms depending on the size. Medical or surgical treatment depending on the severity. Consult doctor. ...Read more

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Is chest pain an initial symptom of thoracic aortic aneurysm?

Is chest pain an initial symptom of thoracic aortic aneurysm?

Yes: Chest pain is the most common presenting symptom for thoracic aortic aneurysm. However, in some patients, the initial symptom may be rupture presenting as sudden death. ...Read more

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Could an aneurysm be caused my trauma to the chest?

Could an aneurysm be caused my trauma to the chest?

Yes: Severe, blunt force trauma, most often from a motor vehicle collision, can cause a traumatic disruption of the aorta that usually looks like a contained rupture or pseudoaneurysm of the aorta. This can only be diagnosed with imaging studies after consultation with a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a regular chest xray an effective test to pick up an aneurysm?

Can you tell me is a regular chest xray an effective test to pick up an aneurysm?

Possibly: A thoracic aneurysm may be seen on a routine cxr, but not always. A ct scan is much more likely to find an aneurysm of any size. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a regular chest xray an effective test to pick up an aneurysm ?

I was wondering is a regular chest xray an effective test to pick up an aneurysm ?

If the aneurysm: is large enough it will probably be seen on a chest xray, but chest xray is not the most reliable method of excluding thoracic aneurysm. CT or MRI scan of the chest would be definitive. ...Read more

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What is an aneurysm? Can it be caused by a chest injury?

What is an aneurysm? Can it be caused by a chest injury?

Enlargement Artery: Abnormal enlargement of artery, weakening of artery wall and eventual rupture. Usually caused by Atherosclerosis and degenerative changes, Penetrating injury can cause a false aneurysm due to a sidewall injury that partially heals then enlarges and ruptures. Both need Surgical repair ...Read more

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What is an aneurysm? Can it be caused by a chest injury?

What is an aneurysm? Can it be caused by a chest injury?

Weakness: An aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning of an artery caused by weakness of its wall. As this ballooning gets bigger it can get thinner in the process and is at risk of rupture. These are usually followed periodically by a vascular surgeon using either CT or ultrasound. The initial weakness can indeed be caused by trauma. It can also be due to high blood pressure or cholesterol. ...Read more

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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more