Are aortic aneurysms considered heart disease?

Technically no. As the disease is not affecting the heart itself, it would be more precise to classify this is cardiovascular disease. It is a problem that would be addressed by a cardiologist, also known as a specialist in cardiovascular disease. It's just a matter of semantics.
No. Technically, aortic aneurysm is vascular disease. Sometimes, heart disease and vascular disease are lumped together and described as cardiovascular disease. Certain types of heart disease are more common with aortic aneurysm. An example would be a bicuspid aortic valve.

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How far is this atheromatous aorta from heart disease?

By. Heart disease is implied a heart whose perfusion have been compromised by poor blood flow. (of course valvular issues, amyloid or viruses could sicken a heart). Atheroma is a growth of inflammatory cells around cholesterol deposits, so they usually may occur at the same time.

I have mild calcific thoracic aorta, is there something to do with heart disease.?

Yes. Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclerosis; however, atherosclerosis is often found upon further investigation. Other risk factors that should be addressed include smoking cessation and blood pressure control. Your primary physician can manage these and discuss further testing.

If you have heart disease with aorta valve replacement and have moobs should I take flax hull lignan?

Heart Disease & Diet. 81 year old gentleman with aortic valve replacement, hypertension &osteoporosis. Follow a heart healthy low salt and low fat diet/ American Heart Association guidelines. Flax hulls are rich in antioxidants but have not been proven to have efficacy in any disease state. More importantly, focus on eating healthy vegetables, lean meats and dairy. Flax hulls ok. Good luck. Http://tinyurl. Com/gwdnq7o.

What is best method for replacing aortic valve damaged due to rheumatic heart disease for 51 year old man? Mechanical biological or auto or homograft?

Depends. This is a question for an experienced cardiac valve surgeon. But in general it depends on over-all condition of heart, if you have any other valve problems, size of aortic root, ejection fraction, age and over-all health. Please consult a cardiothoracic surgeon for best advice.
Aortic valve. If the original valve cannot be surgically repaired either a mechanical, pig or cadaver valve may be used,
Longevity. Repair is the best option but may not be feasible. The tissue valve options are attractive because of minimal anti coagulation but at 51 you would have to plan on at least one reoperation in the future. Mechanical should last a lifetime but will require anti coagulation that may inhibit some of your activities. Discuss in depth with surgeon and cardiologist.

46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?

Get angiogram. If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy. Stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history, modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly.

Likely to die during aneurysm clipping surgery? Momhaving it inweeks; shes 48, COPD, Heart disease, coronary artery disease, many heartissues 95lbs 5'7

Relatively high risk. You mean Berry ' cerebral aneurysm surgery risk is getting much better, but still is relatively high risk procedure due to your mom's associated problems, if neglected will have much worse out come than cure by surgery. You need help to over come your grief, speak to your family members.

Is CT cardiac calcium scan accurate in diagnosing mild ectatic ascending aorta? Have fam. History of heart disease (father died at 46 with chf) and slight heart murmur. Should I have other tests done

Ectasia. The ectasia is likely. You need good BP control, lipid control, not smoking, cholesterol control in any case and that's all you can do about the ectasia anyway.
No. You need an aortic ultrasound to determine if it is too large. A calcium score of the abdominal aorta is useless. A vest x-ray with abdominal view can tell you if you have a mildly ecstatic aorta or not but that is not harmful. If your doc is concerned the best test would be a stress test of your heart. Talk to your doc.

No symptoms. Healthy. Heart disease in family. Had CT heart scan to calc my calcium score of 83. Thoracic aorta ascending aorta was 3.8 cm, atherosclerosis. What does that mean? Age 50, 162lbs, BP 130/80, male, 6-1 height. No meds. Aspirin daily

Coronary calcium. Normal coronary arteries do not contain calcium. Therefore your mild to moderate score could indicate coronary artery blockage of uncertain degree. In view of your family history, I recommend that you undergo a maximal treadmill stress test (echo or nuclear)for further screening for significant coronary artery blockage and consideration for intensive statin therapy and Cardiology consultation.
Heart. Http://www. Umm. Edu/programs/diagnosticrad/services/technology/ct/cardiac-calcium-scoring BMI OK. Calcium score 83 is mild. Watch lifestyle, check lipids, repeat in 3-5 yrs - progression is more indicative of risk. Aorta is upper limits repeat in 1 year. Also check abdominal aorta size. You are OK but are in the category of follow up and monitor healthy lifestyle. Don't worry f/w/u w/doc.