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Are aortic aneurysms considered heart disease?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
The presence of an aortic aneurysm regardless of its location warrants further evaluation. If caused by arteriosclerosis, patients are at increased risk of cardiac and cerebrovascular events. Approximately 17,000 americans die every year from ruptured aortic aneurysms , because of this Medicare has approved a screening abdominal ultrasound to patients first enrolling on Medicare.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
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.

In brief: No
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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