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Aortic root and Ascending aortic aneurysm,,,PLEASE HELP

Can someone help me with some information. I have just been told that I have a anuerysm of 4.8 in my aortic root and ascending aorta. I am having chest pain. I just seen my cardio thoracic surgeon today and I could not figure out why he just didn't seem to be at all concerned. Everything I have read on the net says 5 cm is when alot of Dr's consider surgery but if there are symptoms than some go ahead and look into the surgery option. Another thing that bothered me was that if the anuerysms are not significant then why are they not worried about where the chest pain is coming from. I would just like to say thank you in advance for any responses.
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Given your location, Cleveland Clinic is where I'd start.
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I live in southern missouri
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I had surgery in early '04 for a 5.0 cm ascending aortic aneurysm, I was 45 at the time. At 4.8 cm, you are just under the surgical threshold. I suspect that your chest pain may be unrelated, as most people have no symptoms at this stage of an aortic aneurysm. While you may be misinterpreting your surgeon's concern, you should consider getting a second opinion. I strongly suggest that you find a surgeon with a great deal of experience with aortic aneurysms - I'm talking about someone who has performed hundreds of these surgeries, not someone who has done a just a few. Cleveland Clinic has such surgeons. Where are you generally located?
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You may want to try and post your question on the "Ask a Doctor" forum.  Click on the link (above, left) and try and ask the doctor.  He/she may be able to give you some advice and/or information.

Take care.
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