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My mother has aortic aneurysm. What should I tell her?

My mother has aortic aneurysm. What should I tell her?

Specialist referral: She needs to be seen by a specialist (typically a vascular surgeon) who can evaluate the anerysm and determine a need for treatment versus repeat imaging in the future. As importantly, you and any other family members need to be checked as there is a genetic component to aortic aneurysms (which means you or your siblings are also at risk). ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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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


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Just because my mother has brain aneurysms doesn't mean I have them right?

Just because my mother has brain aneurysms doesn't mean I have them right?

Not necessarily...: The cause of cerebral aneurysms is not clearly understood. Brain aneurysms are associated with several factors, including smoking, hypertension, and family history (genetics). There is a 2-7 fold increased risk of intracranial aneurysm in first-degree relatives. If concerned, see a neurologist. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms.htm ...Read more

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My mother has an aortic aneurysm. What is the chance that I will also get this?

My mother has an aortic aneurysm. What is the chance that I will also get this?

AAA: When aortic aneurysms affect a female in your family you have an increased likelihood for AAA. You can diminish your risk as opposed to increasing your risk by never smoking and controlling your blood pressure. You are too young for AAA screening by ultrasound. If other relatives have AAA get screened in the future as your physician recommends. ...Read more

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Mother passed of ruptured brain aneurysm at age 50. I'm in late 20s. Do i need to be screened?

Mother passed of ruptured brain aneurysm at age 50. I'm in late 20s. Do i need to be screened?

Maybe: Screening may help you. There is no consensus. Discuss screening with your doctor. If it really bothers you get screened. Check out brainaneurysm.Com for info. ...Read more

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My mother was detected with ascending aortic aneurysm of 3.9 CM in april 2013. Will she be able to fly internationally?

My mother was detected with ascending aortic aneurysm of 3.9 CM in april 2013. Will she be able to fly internationally?

Yes: As long as she has no significant aortic valvular heart disease, and no chest pains or other unexplained symptoms, she should be fine. I wouldn't worry about the aneurysm ( again as a sole problem) unless it were at least 4.5 cm. Make sure she gets follow up for it though. ...Read more

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