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What is the mortality rate of abdominal aortic aneurysms?
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: AAA
Onceit reaches 5.
5 cm diameter, then the risk of rupture with almost certain death is less than the risk of repair of the aneurysm.

In brief: AAA
Onceit reaches 5.
5 cm diameter, then the risk of rupture with almost certain death is less than the risk of repair of the aneurysm.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Depends
The risk of rupture for aaas is associated with the diameter of the aorta.
Here are some rough rupture risks... <5cm 3%/yr, 5cm 6%/yr, 5.5cm 7.6%/yr, 6cm 7-10%/yr, 7cm 25%/yr, 8cm 40%/yr. The risk of a major adverse event from an elective AAA repair is less than 3% (roughly). Eighty percent of people with ruptured aneurysms traditionally don't make it. These stats have improved w/ stents.

In brief: Depends
The risk of rupture for aaas is associated with the diameter of the aorta.
Here are some rough rupture risks... <5cm 3%/yr, 5cm 6%/yr, 5.5cm 7.6%/yr, 6cm 7-10%/yr, 7cm 25%/yr, 8cm 40%/yr. The risk of a major adverse event from an elective AAA repair is less than 3% (roughly). Eighty percent of people with ruptured aneurysms traditionally don't make it. These stats have improved w/ stents.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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