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Dilated Aorta in 5 Year Old
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Dilated Aorta in 5 Year Old

I had a 5.2cm aortic root aneurysm repaired 3 years ago at age 35, associated w/ BAV.  My 5 year old son was recently screened and has been found to have a dilated aortic root (z score = 3.19).  What measures can we take during his childhood to prevent or delay growth of dilation over his life?

Thanks, Mike
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I am not a pediatric cardiologist, but in adults control of blood pressure and heart rate with medications such as beta blockers can prevent the progression of dilatation of aortic aneurysms.
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Please have yourself and son checked for connective tissue disorders by a geneticist. There are many symptoms like easy bruises, very flexable, early arthritis, poor eyesight, and many others. Symptoms usually run "true" in a family but sometimes children can have a worse case called a mutation. We do use blood pressure medications to control the growth rate.
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