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My uncle has been diagnosed with an aneurysm on a heart valve.

My uncle is almost 80 years old and has been diagnosed with an aneurysm on a heart value. how serious is it ? He has been told he should have surgery . I have never heard of an aneurysm on the heart valve-do you think he has his facts right ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Yes, it does happen and it is serious. An aneurysm is a weakend spot on an artery that can literally "blow out". The result is internal bleeding. One located within close proximity to the heart, left unchecked, would definitely not have good prognosis for the patient. If the surgeons feel confident that he can survive the operation then he should consider having it done.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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