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My mother has aortic aneurysm. What should I tell her?

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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Specialist referral

She needs to be seen by a specialist (typically a vascular surgeon) who can evaluate the anerysm and determine a need for treatment versus repeat imaging in the future.
As importantly, you and any other family members need to be checked as there is a genetic component to aortic aneurysms (which means you or your siblings are also at risk).

In brief: Specialist referral

She needs to be seen by a specialist (typically a vascular surgeon) who can evaluate the anerysm and determine a need for treatment versus repeat imaging in the future.
As importantly, you and any other family members need to be checked as there is a genetic component to aortic aneurysms (which means you or your siblings are also at risk).
Dr. Luke Hermann
Dr. Luke Hermann
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Study it,

Need to determine diameter and location of the aneurysm or aneurysms as they can sometimes be multiple.
Need to identify cardiovascular disease risk factors and neutralize them. Consult your board certified cardiovascular thoracic surgeon or vascular surgeon.

In brief: Study it,

Need to determine diameter and location of the aneurysm or aneurysms as they can sometimes be multiple.
Need to identify cardiovascular disease risk factors and neutralize them. Consult your board certified cardiovascular thoracic surgeon or vascular surgeon.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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