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Can a young person die from aaa?

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Dr. Shane Parmer
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Any person with a AAA can die.
Typically the larger the aneurysm, the greater the risk. Younger individuals, especially less than 40, typically do not have significant aneurysms without a familial cause such as marfan's or ehlers danlos and in these patient the aneurysms can be fatal.

In brief: Yes

Any person with a AAA can die.
Typically the larger the aneurysm, the greater the risk. Younger individuals, especially less than 40, typically do not have significant aneurysms without a familial cause such as marfan's or ehlers danlos and in these patient the aneurysms can be fatal.
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If it ruptures, you can bleed to death which is why surgery is recommended if it becomes large or expands rapidly.

In brief: Yes

If it ruptures, you can bleed to death which is why surgery is recommended if it becomes large or expands rapidly.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Syndromes of greatly accelerated atherosclerosis, such as homozygous deficiency of LDL receptors or major problems with homocysteine metabolism, have killed children and teens via abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: AAA in young person

While anything is possible, aneurysms are exceedingly rare in young persons.
They may be seen associated with infections and in that situation, yes, they can be dangerous.

In brief: AAA in young person

While anything is possible, aneurysms are exceedingly rare in young persons.
They may be seen associated with infections and in that situation, yes, they can be dangerous.
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