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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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Who was the first person to discover aortic aneurysms?

Who was the first person to discover aortic aneurysms?

Vesalius: Well not sure he was the first but andreas vesalius gave one of the first descriptions of abdominal aortic aneurysm in the 1500's. ...Read more

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Would ECG + xray of chest and blood tests find aorta anyurism. Pulsating stomoch. I have anxiety an last night was first time to sleep in a week.

Would ECG + xray of chest and blood tests find aorta anyurism. Pulsating stomoch. I have anxiety an last night was first time to sleep in a week.

No: Physical exam, abdominal ultrasound or ct would define the abdominal aorta or aneurysm. As a young, ? Thin person, aortic pulsation is frequently visible and palpable. . ...Read more

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With aortic repair of aneurysm can a person live a normal life?

With aortic repair of aneurysm can a person live a normal life?

Yes: This would be expected, but depends to an extent on other underlying medical problems. ...Read more

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How to differentiate epigastric pulsation between thin person and aortic aneurysm?

How to differentiate epigastric pulsation between thin person and aortic aneurysm?

Ultrasound: As was mentioned, there are many types of studies used to evaluate this but ultrasound is the easiest, quickest, cheapest way to evaluate this with no radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Can a person have another aneurysm if he has had surgery to repair his aorta?

Can a person have another aneurysm if he has had surgery to repair his aorta?

Yes: Yes. Other segments of the aorta can become aneurysmal, or other arteries such as the iliac or popliteal arteries, or even arteries of the brain. The most common non-cranial aneurysm is the aorta below the kidneys. This is most common in men >65 who have ever smoked. Brain / cerebral aneurysms can occur at any age and are slightly more common in women. ...Read more

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How are aortic aneurysms caused?

Occur not caused: Congenital familial rare marfan etc atherosclerosis and wall deterioration over time with dilation some after dissection some after trauma- more pseudoaneurysms from that. ...Read more

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Is it rare for a 31 yr old to have a aortic problem such as aneurysm or somthing else?

Is it rare for a 31 yr old to have a aortic problem such as aneurysm or somthing else?

Yes, but: If you do not have a family history, marfan's, connective tissue disorder or some unusual metabolic disorder, you are too young to have an aortic aneurysm. ...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