Aortic Aneurysm - Screening and Prevention

If you have known risk factors for developing an aortic aneurysm, your doctor may recommend screening. To screen for an aortic aneurysm, your doctor may recommend an imaging study to look at and measure the aorta. An aneurysm can develop and grow without any symptoms until it ruptures or dissects—events that are both life-threatening. If the aneurysm is found early, treatment or surgery may slow its growth and prevent rupture or dissection.

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  • Syndication ID: 18533
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Friday, February 08, 2019 at 03:17 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 12:57 AM


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