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Ascending Aortic Dilation - Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Aneurysms | Last Active: Jul 25, 2020 | Replies (239)

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I certainly wish there were a different way of measuring the size of an aneurysm, or, better yet, one I can understand. As my last CT Scan report stated a larger size than the previous year, I was so alarmed I later called the cardiology department nurse to ask for an explanation and the answer I received was so ambiguous & confusing it was apparent it was a search for a reply. When I'm told not to worry when I see the size getting larger, its very hard not to become even more frightened than what I already am. Can anyone offer a reasonable answer?

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I can’t explain measuring process but I understand the worrying factor completely. Mine was 10.5 when first detected and I had an endovascular stent procedure 3 weeks later. I was scared to death. I do think that medical personnel are really pretty tuned in to which ones present imminent danger. It’s stressful but monitoring it is a good thing.

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