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septic anureysm
I am a 44 African American woman and I was recently rushed to the hospital with chest pains after an abnormal EKG.  After all the tests returned negative, the cardiologist told me that I had a septic anureysm.  I follow up for fuirther testing tomorrow.  How potentially dangerous is this for my health and my future?

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298366 tn?1193105892
Where is the aneurysm and how was it found?
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It was found on the left chamber of my heart.  During the testing in the hospital to rule out cardiac disease, it was discovered in the echocardiogram.
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