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Dr SH, Board Certified Physician
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I was diagnosed with an Aneurysm of the Aorta,with a large

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I was diagnosed with an Aneurysm of the Aorta,with a large quantity of hard calcified atherosclerotic mural plaque.The size is 3.3cm. right now.How dangerous is this problem right now?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr SH replied 2 years ago.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm of less than 4 cm i.e. in your case, is not something to worry about and will only require annual monitoring of its size.
Other than that no specific treatment is required other than controlling risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes or high cholesterol etc.
If the size of the aneurysm is between 4-4.5 cm in diameter monitoring is required every six months.
Some suggest that in ladies 4.5 is the threshold for elective surgery.
So the main thing that you should know at the present moment is that this aneurysm is not dangerous as of now and is not anything to worry about immediately.
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