Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
137 Doctors are Online

Ascending aortic aneurysm. Surgery, ECHO test done. Chances of developing aneurysm?

hello my brother(age 27) had ascending aortic aneurysm and he got the surgery done two months back, Size of his aorta was over 7cm. I also got the precautionary Echo done and measurements are as follow..: AO(ed) 3.6 la(es) 3.0 rvid(ed) 1.5 lvid(ed) 4.4 lvid(es) 2.8 ivs(ed) 0.9 lvpw(ed) 0.9 ef 65% FS 36% my height- 171 cm weight-88 kg age-24 gender-male So is there chance that I also develop Aneurysm over the time. And at the time of my brother doctor said if size of aorta had been below 4.5cm then things could be cured using medication . But when I counsulted the doctor he said there is no need of medication as of now but suggested me to stop lifting weight and running and did not give any satisfactory reply. So I wanted to ask if there are chances that over the time I would also develop aneurysm ? Is it the right time to start medication or should I wait And if the size is below 4.5cm what is the probability of getting cured by medication ? what precautions should I take ?
Asked On : Fri, 25 May 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  68
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Radiologist 's  Response
May 2014
Thanks for writing in.

The only precaution to be taken is to avoid intense cardiac activities, though it is less likely that you will develop aneurysm like your brother. Getting an echo done regularly, once in two years or every year might help you keep track of aortic root measurements. Aneurysms develop over time and if such a thing happens with you, you will know and can start taking medications.

Hope this helps
Answered: Sun, 27 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor