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Do you have any other medical condition?
I had stints put in my heart 3 years ago, but I'm in good shape.
do you have any symptoms currently?
Do you have any peripheral vascular disease?
is the aneurysm rapidly expanding?
Don't know, just recently discovered it.
As per current recommendation, aneurysm less than 5.5 cm without any symptoms do not require surgery.
This can be observed ith ultrasound every 6 months.
You can discuss this with a vascular surgeon also.
So at 5.3 I should wait and have it looked at in 6 months, that seems risky to me, what do you think?
It is up to you --the surgery is not absolutely essential now.
But you can still opt for it since it is still a decent size.
Endovascular repair is preferred since it has lower mortality rate.
Ok, I appreciate it
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