An aortic aneurysm involves the aorta, one of the large arteries that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The aorta bulges at the site of the aneurysm like a weak spot on an old worn tire.
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I recently applied for Life Ins and was rejected because of a Dilated Aortic Root. Two years ago I had a echocardiogram and ultrasound done because my Father had an Aortic Aneurism the size of an orange removed. I was told it is hereditary so I wanted to take the steps and make sure I was okay. After the tests I spoke with my primary care doctor and was told everything is okay. I called to find out what this was and my doctor has retired. I was told I needed to see a doctor before they could discuss my file. I have an appointment in 3 weeks. Do I need to be concerned that I wasn t ever told this? Why would the life insurance company reject me and the doctors not inform me of this situation? I m guessing it s of some concern considering the life insurance company doesn t want to insure me.
I need info regarding an aneurysm in the aorta in heart. My Husband was just made a where he has two in that area. one large 10-12 mm and other smaller. Plus has a blockage that need a stent...this all came to light after a trip to the ER and a heart catheter...just need info
My son is 28, about 6 2 weighs abou 170 right now I think. He had an aortic aneurism about 8 months ago and had to have emergency heart surgery and a mechanical valve replacement. He has nerve damage to his leg since the surgery. He has not smoked a cigarette since and I have been so relieved. Recently he has started smoking cigars and thinks that is ok. I am so worried and need information about how dangerous this is for him. He also has lupus sle and that has affected his kidneys. Please give me information I can give to him. Thank you.
on 4/21st, I had an Endostent abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Came home on (22nd), a light red rash in appearance started in the hospital, within 24 hrs of surgery, it has become increasingly expanding legs, (1/2 down thighs), waist, arms, underarms, Saw primary care doctor, he thought it probably was a drug reaction, however, it has intensified. to very bright reds. it appears to not breaking through the skin. Do not see the doctor that did the surgery for 2 weeks.
I have been told I have an ascending thoratic aortic aneurysm measuring 4.5cm. this seems to have developed in the last 2 years. . I have had my aortic valve replaced 13 years ago with a bovine one. At what stage do you think it needs to be repaired? 5cm. . this seems to have appeared in the last 2 years. I also have had aortic valve replaced with bovine valve I have been told I have and ascending thoratic aorta aneurysum measuring 4.13 years ago. at what stage do you thinit needs to be repaired? rta aneuysm
Had mechanical valve 25 yers ago at age 37...having it replaced in a week and aortic aneurysm repaired. Trying to decide on tissue or another mechanical valve....my body does not tolerate coumadin..very frequent protimes...two or three times monthly for 25 years. I am now 62...any advice? Surgery to be done at Duke.
My wife's scan of her heart shows a dilated aorta the right side is normal at 2CM but the left is distended to 4.3CM Currently the earliest we can get an appointment is XXXXXXX 10th. We have been told not to sit on this by our primary. Is this a...
just below my rib cage mild pain as two weeks passed by increased and for a day now sharp pain for a second about every 5 minutes. also have one small and one larger bulged visible on my skin near by. my doctor orderd a blood test which was...
My husband just told me he has been having pain in the left side of abdomen for last three nights. Woke him up at least once but is gone in AM. BP right now is 160/93. I am coN cerned about an abdominal aortic anuerysm. HE HAS THE PAIN NOW BUT IS...
I am having pain at the lower part of my ribs on my right side but it isn't my ribs. I have fullness & indigestion. When I was at the chiropractor this week, my pulse was running around 100 to 110 but my blood pressure was 122/84. I am 39, 5'2" & weight 118 lbs. I have had an abdominal ultrasound about 3 months ago for this same pain & my doctor reported everything looked normal. History: both parents have high blood pressure, grandmother died from lung & adrenal cancer & other grandmother had abdominal aortic aneurism.