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Have had several aneurysms result of death in family. Is this genetic?

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Dr. Richard Sanders
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Perhaps

There is a family tendency for aortic aneurysms.
Any male having a male relative who had an aneurysm, a father, brother, or uncle, is at greater risk for aortic aneurysm. For males over 50 years of age having such a family history, it is advisable to be checked for aortic aneurysms every 5 years or so. This can be done by non-invasive ultrasound of the abdomen.

In brief: Perhaps

There is a family tendency for aortic aneurysms.
Any male having a male relative who had an aneurysm, a father, brother, or uncle, is at greater risk for aortic aneurysm. For males over 50 years of age having such a family history, it is advisable to be checked for aortic aneurysms every 5 years or so. This can be done by non-invasive ultrasound of the abdomen.
Dr. Richard Sanders
Dr. Richard Sanders
Thank

In brief: Possibly

You and the direct family members should be screened.
There are families with genetic propensities ( marfans as an example).

In brief: Possibly

You and the direct family members should be screened.
There are families with genetic propensities ( marfans as an example).
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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