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I have an aeortic dissection and descending aeortic aneurysm

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I have an aeortic dissection and descending aeortic aneurysm measuring 4.5. I am 72 years old and otherwise in good health. Is there a chance I won't have future problems. Are the odds in my favor? Last year I had a successful a thorastic aneurysm repair at Hopkins.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

aortic dissection can be serious and can cause aorta rupture.

aortic aneurysm of 4.5cm is large. is it getting bigger.

I am more worried about the aortic dissection.

have you seen vascular surgeons about this for assessment? did they recommend surgery for repair now or watching the situation?

do you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol? these can increase risks for problems with your blood vessels.