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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother has ascending aortic aneurysm size of aorta 3.7cm . She is traveling from india to usa next week. What are the risks? Should she not travel?
My mother has thoracic aorta aneurysm. She has not undergone stent grafting. Is it safe for her to fly internationally?
My maternal aunt & her son both died of aneurysm at age 40 from cavb. Uncle required artificial valve at 40. What can I do to test myself and kids. ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother is experiencing disorientation & confusion after frontal craniotomy due to aneurysm. Is it normal?
My mother has a pea sized brain aneurysm is it possible that they may not be able to do anything about this?
My mother has severe blockage in her corroded artery, an aorta aneurysm and had afib with all this can she have a face lift done what are the risks?
My mother had an unruptured brain aneurysm in april. Right frontal lobe. It was coiled and had a stint put in. She started having seizures today. She has had fainting spells since the surgery but not often, only 4 times. She has had three seizures today t
How frequently is aortic study needed in a patient who has a parent who died from a ruptured aortic aneurysm?
Seldom: Risk factors that predict the majority of abdominal aortic aneurysm are age, gender and cigarette smoking. The most potent risk factor for for aneurysm formation is a history of aneurysm in a first degree relative. Those who are 65 to 75 years of age that have ever smoked would benefit from one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm by ultrasonography. ...Read more
Growing up I saw first-hand what it was like to have brain aneurysm. How can I avoid getting it like my parent?
Developmental: Brain aneurysms are developmental abnormalities, occurring at the branches of brain arteries, where the internal elastic membrane is absent. Their development is not under our control, but the one thing we can do is to make sure we keep out blood pressure in appropriate range. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother has an aortic aneurism. She is 74 years old. Is it safe for her to fly roundtrip from Charlotte, NC to Orlando, FL?
What size?: The sense of gravity regarding aortic aneurysms really lies in their size. Larger aneurysms are more unstable and may be prone to rupture in the short term, which would prohibit being so removed from medical attention. Unless it's a really small aneurysm, I'd be concerned about the flight. ...Read more
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