I am writing to you for an expert opinion regarding my mother's case which is as follows.
61 years old with an asymptomatic 5 cm ascending aortic aneurysm and a
bicuspid aortic valve, no arch involvment.
This was an incidental finding 3 years ago whilst having an angiogram for chest pain which
was found to be non-cardiac and has not recurred since. On discovering this 3 years ago it
measured 4.7 cm.
A surveillence scan last week shows an increase in size to 5 .0 cm. She has smoked 10 cpd for 40 years and has controlled HTN. Recent ECHO shows minimal AR and LVF of 60%.
The questions I would like to ask are :
1. would you recommed a repair at this stage in light of her being asymptomatic or a wait and watch policy
2. would you recommend replacing the bicuspid aortic valve seeing as it is functoning well
3. Is she likely to require an aortic valve replacement in the future in your experience
I am very grateful for your online assistance and await your response
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.