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How do you deal with an ascending aortic aneurysm? To operate or not to operate?
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In brief: Operate
If it is truly an ascending aneurysm, it is life threatening and needs an operation.
Type b or descending aneurysms in the thorax can many times be managed with blood pressure control but not type a. Type a can cause heart attack and strokes or rupture.

In brief: Operate
If it is truly an ascending aneurysm, it is life threatening and needs an operation.
Type b or descending aneurysms in the thorax can many times be managed with blood pressure control but not type a. Type a can cause heart attack and strokes or rupture.
Dr. Prashant Sinha
Dr. Prashant Sinha
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Dr. Timothy Wu
You're confusing aortic aneurysms with aortic dissection.
Dr. Timothy Wu
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Aortic Aneurysms
Ascending aortic aneurysms require an operation if they have reached a certain size, usually around 5.
5 cm, or if they have caused leaking of the aortic valve. Consult with a cardiac surgeon to discuss further. Dr. Sinha is discussing aortic dissections which require emergency surgery because of an extremely high mortality (classically 1% per hour) when classified as type a.

In brief: Aortic Aneurysms
Ascending aortic aneurysms require an operation if they have reached a certain size, usually around 5.
5 cm, or if they have caused leaking of the aortic valve. Consult with a cardiac surgeon to discuss further. Dr. Sinha is discussing aortic dissections which require emergency surgery because of an extremely high mortality (classically 1% per hour) when classified as type a.
Dr. Timothy Wu
Dr. Timothy Wu
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