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Enlarged Aorta

If you have a enlarged aorta does it involes surgery or medication?
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hello, i have had a large balloonin aorta, I had to go for surgery..no medication. They wrapped and repaired it as this good be dangerous. The surgery is pretty intense but was a good Idea for me, let me know if you have any questions!
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If the aneurysm is small and there are no symptoms, an ultrasound or echocardiogram, CT scan, or MRI scan once or twice a year is a common.

If the aneurysm is small, medication may be recommended to prevent enlargement or complications. Antihypertensives such as beta-blockers may be used to lower blood pressure. Medications may slow the rate at which an aortic aneurysm expands. Also consideration is given to the type and location as well as the person's general health.

Aortic aneurysms that are causing symptoms or enlarging rapidly are considered at risk of rupturing. Surgery is usually recommended if either of these factors is present.

In men, surgery is also typically recommended for abdominal aortic aneurysms that are 5.5 cm or larger in diameter. In women, surgery may be recommended for smaller aneurysms. Some doctors perform surgery when the aneurysm is smaller, although the risk of rupture is considered low for aneurysms less than 5.5 cm in diameter.

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