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How should I deal with an ascending aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Marfan's?

Repair when diameter 4.
5cm or greater if bicuspid aortic valve or marfan's, ehrles danlos, with or w/o aortic insufficiency. Otherwise 6cm. Your cardiac surgeon is the one that can advise you on the timing of your repair, earlier repair may be indicated depending on anatomy and sinus of valsalva size.

In brief: Marfan's?

Repair when diameter 4.
5cm or greater if bicuspid aortic valve or marfan's, ehrles danlos, with or w/o aortic insufficiency. Otherwise 6cm. Your cardiac surgeon is the one that can advise you on the timing of your repair, earlier repair may be indicated depending on anatomy and sinus of valsalva size.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Management of ascending aortic aneurysm his typically dependent on the size of the aorta.
Assuming this is not a dissection, the diameter of the aorta is assessed by ct scan or mri. If the diameter is less than 5 cm, the management typically involves medication. If the diameter is over 6 cm, and management often requires surgery. Regular measurements are required for patients treated medically.

In brief: Depends

Management of ascending aortic aneurysm his typically dependent on the size of the aorta.
Assuming this is not a dissection, the diameter of the aorta is assessed by ct scan or mri. If the diameter is less than 5 cm, the management typically involves medication. If the diameter is over 6 cm, and management often requires surgery. Regular measurements are required for patients treated medically.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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