My sister was told by her dr. last week that she had a beningn cardiac aneurysm. What is this? Worried because she's been losing weight lately, is extremely fatigued and has had dizzy spells for over a week. Her dr. prescribed medication for the dizziness and they haven't helped. The dr. ordered an echocardiagram. Should I be worried?
An aneurysm is a condition of concern of the heart wall or vessel due to a weak wall and the internal pressure causes a bulge within the heart or vessel, and if the condition is severe it can rupture. Benign indicates the bulge is not severe and unlikely to be a problem.
An echo provide information of heart walls structure, valve integrity, and aorta vessel structure, etc.
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