Top
20
Doctor insights on: Will A Aortic Aneurysm Disappear

Share
1

1
Will a aortic aneurysm disappear?

Will a aortic aneurysm disappear?

NO: Aneurysmal dilatation of the aorta is a pathologic dilatation that does not disappear. Surgical resection makes it disappear. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
944 doctors shared insights

Aortic Aneurysm (Definition)

"Aneurysm" has scary implications for many people. It just means an enlargement of an artery. The problem is that when arteries (including the aorta) get too large, their walls become weak and prone to tear (dissection) or rupture. If this happens in the aorta it can be a catastrophe. Management of aortic aneurysms depends on where it is, how big, whether it's growing, ...Read more


Dr. Laura Pak Dr. Pak
4 doctors agreed:
3

3
Will a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm get smaller or disappear?

Dr. Laura Pak Dr. Pak
4 doctors agreed:

Not on its own: Aneurysms tend to grow slowly over time: for abdominal aortic aneurysms, about 10% of their diameter per year, for thoracic aneurysms, maybe slightly less. Risk factors for growth include uncontrolled hypertension and smoking. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
How long will symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures?

How long will symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures?

Usually no symptoms: Most aneurysms do not give any symptoms until they rupture. A 10cm aneurysm has been present for many years. The normal aorta is about 2 cm, and aneurysms tend to grow about .4 cm/year, meaning about 16 years. A 10 cm aneurysm should be treated very urgently, as it is at very high risk of rupturing, and outcomes are worse when treating a ruptured aneurysm than when treating electively. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
CAN A AORTIC ANEURYSM GO AWAY WITHOUT TREATMENT.CAN A ULTRA SOUND MISS THE ANEURYSM?

CAN A AORTIC ANEURYSM GO AWAY WITHOUT TREATMENT.CAN A ULTRA SOUND MISS THE ANEURYSM?

AAA: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) do not go away by themselves. Ultrasound detects AAA but occasionally can miss them, particularly pelvic aneurysms involving branches of the aorta. Likewise AAA can be missed in very large people or those with a lot of abdominal gas as ultrasound does not penetrate gas. For the same reason aneurysms in the chest cannot ordinarily be detected by ultrasound. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How long can symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures?

How long can symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures?

Why wait to find out: We start to worry about aneurysms when they are larger than 5 cm. Think of it like a latex balloon. Once it is really big, it pops pretty easy. Any symptoms at all are a sign of impending rupture. And rupture has devastating consequences, including sudden death. See a vascular surgeon before there are symptoms. Once it is symptomatic it might be too late. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Would a stress echocardiogram show if someone had a aortic aneurysm or a dilated aorta?

Would a stress echocardiogram show if someone had a aortic aneurysm or a dilated aorta?

Stress test: Diagnosis of these conditions is. Done by other methods such. As auscultation, xray or ultrasound but a stress test may give a clue of there presence ...Read more

8

8
How does an ascending aortic aneurysn differ from a descending aortic aneurysm?

Couple of things: Ascending aortic aneurysms occur anywhere from just after the heart to just after the takeoff of the blood brain vessels. In descending aneurysm, the site is any of the remaining aorta. This becomes complicated because one type can also turn into the other. Generally speaking, ascending aneurysms are usually operated on, and descending are usually medically managed. Complicated topic. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How long would symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm blows?

How long would symptoms be present before a 10cm abdominal aortic aneurysm blows?

Rupture AAA: Best care is avoid rupture. Prior to rupture there are little to no symptoms. At time of AAA rupture, a life threatening emergency exists, the risk of death elevates. If you know you have a 10cm aaa, get it evaluated and repaired. If you have been evaluated (with a second opinion) and told a repair is not possible, then stay on your medical regimen. Make plan to avoid er if/when rupture occurs. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Will general anesthesia rupture a small cerebral aneurysm?

Will general anesthesia rupture a small cerebral aneurysm?

It shouldn't: As long as everyone is aware it is there and your blood pressure is well controlled. Consult with your neurologist prior to surgery. He may want you to undergo a coiling or clipping before elective surgery. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
11

11
Can people over age 80 have an abdominal aortic aneurysm repaired through endovascular surgery?

Age and endo repair: Absolutely. It is anatomy not age that typically determines who can have it. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
12

12
Will diverticulitis aggravate an aortic aneurysm?

Will diverticulitis aggravate an aortic aneurysm?

No, but: Diverticulitis is not related to aortic aneurysm. However, if there is constipation, would suggest a good bowel regimen to avoid excessive straining. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Will a arotic anuerysm get smaller and go away in time, will a heart murmur go away, from a leakage of a heart valve if you lower blood pressure?

Will a arotic anuerysm get smaller and go away in time, will a heart murmur go away, from a leakage of a heart valve if you lower blood pressure?

Aneurysm : Neither will go away. If you work with your doctor to keep the pressure down and your system in balance if you have other problems they may not get worse. If you do not take care of yourself they will get worse. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Can a person have pain with an abdominal aortic aneurysm before it actually ruptures?

Pain w/o rupture?: At times a contained rupture can allow someone with a lot of pain to put off, temporarily, the big catastrophe. This is an urgent situation at that point which generally requires immediate attention. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
How long would it take for an abdominal aortic aneurysm to rupture?

How long would it take for an abdominal aortic aneurysm to rupture?

AAA: Depends on cause. BP control is important. They bigger they are the sooner they rupture. Impossible to predict. unless they have been tracking it. ...Read more

17

17
Can a regular echocardiogram detect an aortic dissection coming?

Can a regular echocardiogram detect an aortic dissection coming?

Not really : There is no test to tell u if u will develop dissection or not . Regular or trans-thoracic echo can detect dissection in the ascending part of the thoracic aorta but can't see other parts. Ct angiography, mra or trans-esophageal echo is better tests. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
I have a 4cm ascending aortic aneurysm at what size does it need to be repaired?

5-6 cm: Generally, these are fixed when they get to be 5-6 cm in diameter; however, other factors may apply, such as presence of a congenital condition such as marfan's and whether the aortic valve is diseased. You should discuss this with a thoracic surgeon who has experience with this type of repair. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How does a doctor diagnose aortic aneurysm?

How does a doctor diagnose aortic aneurysm?

X-ray: Well sometimes it can be palpated if it is in the abdomen. Or in some cases and abnormal pulsation can even be visualized. Xrays, especially a ct scan will visualize and confirm it. An ultrasound would also demonstrate the aneurysm. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
I have a 4cm ascending aortic aneurysm at what size does it need to be repairde?

At around 5cm: It needs to be followed up with ultrasound every 6 months. When it grows too fast or has reached 5cm then it needs to be considered for repair ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
1,397 doctors shared insights

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