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Visiting cardioligist, will they be able to see if I have an aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Aortic aneurysms are difficult to detect by physical exam. If someone has risk factors for aneurysm (age >65 and family history of aneurysm, history of smoking or hypertension) then we advise an abdominal ultrasound for screening.

In brief: Maybe

Aortic aneurysms are difficult to detect by physical exam. If someone has risk factors for aneurysm (age >65 and family history of aneurysm, history of smoking or hypertension) then we advise an abdominal ultrasound for screening.
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes, but...

...Only if examined and looked for during the exam. Sometimes AAA may not be palpable depending upon the amount of fat in the belly and the constitution of the patient.
. Ultrasound or ct ordered during the visit will confirm this.

In brief: Yes, but...

...Only if examined and looked for during the exam. Sometimes AAA may not be palpable depending upon the amount of fat in the belly and the constitution of the patient.
. Ultrasound or ct ordered during the visit will confirm this.
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