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Can someone in their 20s already have an aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

Most are caused by long-standing high BP and smoking.
However, there are connective-tissue diseases and congenital defects that can show up. These are often thoracic (in chest) and may involve the aortic valve. In patients at risk -with marfan's or the like- echocardiogram or other imaging may be indicated.

In brief: Rare

Most are caused by long-standing high BP and smoking.
However, there are connective-tissue diseases and congenital defects that can show up. These are often thoracic (in chest) and may involve the aortic valve. In patients at risk -with marfan's or the like- echocardiogram or other imaging may be indicated.
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Dr. Jeffrey Indes
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Very rare

Only if they have a rare collagen vascular disease like marfans.

In brief: Very rare

Only if they have a rare collagen vascular disease like marfans.
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Dr. Govind Sharma
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Aneurysm

It is possible, could be thoracic or abdominal.
Please get an ultrasound exam asap.

In brief: Aneurysm

It is possible, could be thoracic or abdominal.
Please get an ultrasound exam asap.
Dr. Govind Sharma
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