What Is the Diagnosis and Treatment of Aortic Aneurysm?

Q:
What is the diagnosis and treatment of aortic aneurysm?

A:
Your doctor can diagnose a thoracic aortic aneurysm with tests such as an X-ray, an echocardiogram, CT scan, or ultrasound. It’s also often monitored on an annual basis to assess for growth.

If he finds a bulge, and it’s small, he might want to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get bigger and become a problem later. If the aneurysm is large, you might need surgery.

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