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Do aortic aneurysms cause or lead to heart attacks?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Yes
If ascending aortic aneurysm forms a dissection.
The flap can close one of the coronary arteries and give a heart attack.

In brief: Yes
If ascending aortic aneurysm forms a dissection.
The flap can close one of the coronary arteries and give a heart attack.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
In brief: No
Heart attacks are caused by a blockage in one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart.
Usually this is caused by a clot that forms inside the artery. Aortic aneurysms do not affect this process however, if the aneurysm develops a tear (known as a dissection) the tear can block one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart, causing a heart attack.

In brief: No
Heart attacks are caused by a blockage in one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart.
Usually this is caused by a clot that forms inside the artery. Aortic aneurysms do not affect this process however, if the aneurysm develops a tear (known as a dissection) the tear can block one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart, causing a heart attack.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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