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benign cardiac aneurysm

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?

Thanks!

Denia
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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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