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What is the mortality rate for abdominal aortic aneurysms?

What is the mortality rate for abdominal aortic aneurysms?

Very high if rupture: Rate of rupture: 5 to 6 cm is 5 to 15%; 6 to 7 cm 10 to 20%; 7 to 8 cm 20 to 40%. Also if the aneurysm increases in size by 8 mm in a year the risk of rupture is high even if less than 5 cm. Hence not only is attention paid to the size but also the rate of growth. Once it ruptures the mortality rate is greater than 50%. The key is to repair before rupture either by surgery or stent graft. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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What is the mortality rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms?

AAA: Onceit reaches 5.5 cm diameter, then the risk of rupture with almost certain death is less than the risk of repair of the aneurysm. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

What are possible causes of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

Atherosclerosis: Some theories about collagen, ischemic wall etc, but most are in atherosclerotic vessels in abdomen or elsewhere. Aneurysms can happen in any blood vessel, but AAA is the most common. Some rare infections , congenital, traumatic. ...Read more

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What is the presumed cause of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

What is the presumed cause of most aneurysms of the abdominal aorta?

Several theories: Most common belief is that aneurysms develop due to some inherent weakness in the artery's muscular layer due to an imbalance of collagen metabolism or genetic collagen abnormalities. The only independent risk of aneurysm growth is high blood pressure and smoking. ...Read more

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Do the mortality rates in Aortic Aneurysm surgery include those that are having emergency surgery for dissections, or how are they broken out?

Do the mortality rates in Aortic Aneurysm surgery include those that are having emergency surgery for dissections, or how are they broken out?

No: Emergency surgery has its own mortality rate. The stated figure would be for your specific risk factors based on your age, gender, lung and kidney function, heart status, diabetes and other comorbidities, derived from a large data base. ...Read more

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Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Beating sensations different areas all around belly button under ribs all different areas is it likely to be abdominal aortic aneurism last few months?

Not likely: Abdominal aortic aneurysms usually have no symptoms or sensation. Sometimes they can be felt through the front abdominal wall. An aneurysm in a 31 y/o without other medical issues would be very unlikely. Talk to your dr and check your pulse and heart rhythm an ultrasound would be the easiest way to elevate your fear and may see something else. ...Read more

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If i can feel my heart beat in my abdomen and I have middle back pain, could this be an aortic aneurism?

If i can feel my heart beat in my abdomen and I have middle back pain, could this be an aortic aneurism?

Possible: At your age, unless you have underlying disease (i.e. Marfan's), it's unlikely. If you are relatively thin, it would be expected to be able to feel your aorta pulse. ...Read more

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Cardiology- what is the mortality for someone that has, aortic (bicuspid) valve stenosis at age 43?

Cardiology- what is the mortality for someone that has, aortic (bicuspid) valve stenosis at age 43?

Low: Like all things, bicuspid aortic valve stenosis comes in small/medium/high risk: the echo/doppler will have a high velocity of 4 meters/second when severe and the left ventricle will likely have hypertrophy (be thick). That is not all there is to it, but you cardiologist can easily piece together your variables: in all probabilty, you are sentenced to life for quite a while. ...Read more

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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


Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more