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59 y/o f, 5'8 145lbs. Bi-cus. A/v w/3.6 CM aneur in ascending aorta. Controlled high BP & chol w/meds. Dad died of dissection age 51. Get ann. Echo, but it doesn't show the aneur. Shd i ask for tee?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Bicuspid aortic valve and aortic aneurysm, and a family history of aortic dissection is enough to be extremely diligent in routine monitoring of the valve and aorta.
Tee is a good test and should also consider ct angiogram to assess the entire aorta and arch as well as the area around the coronary artery ostia.

In brief: Yes

Bicuspid aortic valve and aortic aneurysm, and a family history of aortic dissection is enough to be extremely diligent in routine monitoring of the valve and aorta.
Tee is a good test and should also consider ct angiogram to assess the entire aorta and arch as well as the area around the coronary artery ostia.
Dr. David Brouwer
Dr. David Brouwer
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Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Transesophageal echo is a better method to visualize a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
3.6 cm is too small for surgery but needs close follow up.

In brief: Yes

Transesophageal echo is a better method to visualize a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
3.6 cm is too small for surgery but needs close follow up.
Dr. David Cohen
Dr. David Cohen
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