Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - What is it?

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IS ASCENDING AORTA DILATATION THE SAME AS AORTIC ANEURYSM? WHAT THE 'AORTIC INSUFFICIENCY ETIOLOGY OF CARDIAC VALVE DISEASE, UNSPECIFIED MEAN? THANK YOU.
Dilatation of the ascending aorta is also related to aging, it happens with the seniors.
Not exactly the same, dilatation of ascending aorta means the aorta diameter greater than 4 cm, there're mainly four possible causes, aortic aneurysm is one of them. AORTIC INSUFFICIENCY ETIOLOGY OF CARDIAC VALVE DISEASE means the valve isn't working properly that leads to aortic insufficiency. If you have both "ascending aorta dilatation" and "AORTIC INSUFFICIENCY ETIOLOGY OF CARDIAC VALVE DISEASE " on your report, that means you have heart valve disease, it leads to ascending aorta dilatation.
Please define aneurysms dilation of ascending aorta.
Don't understand what it means when the test came back saying the abdominal aorta is nonaneurysmal. I would think that meant nothing is wrong,but the internet says there is .what does it mean can anyone answer my question please.
You got it right, aneurysmal is a bad guy, "abdominal aorta is nonaneurysmal" is good, "abdominal aorta is aneurysmal" is bad, it means a person has the aneurysmal and needs treatment.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body.

The aorta, about the thickness of a garden hose, runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen.

Because the aorta is the body's main supplier of blood, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding.

Jun 12, 2019

New University of Alberta research has found a peptide called apelin can reduce abdominal aortic aneurysm, as said in the research paper, in mice model, the abdominal aortic aneurysm is dramastically reduced.

The cardiologist Gavin Oudit who is the leading researcher, hopes to replicate this result in people who are at risk of cardiovascular disease.

Current treatment for aortic aneurysms is limited to behaviour changes like quitting smoking, or surgical repair. There are no medical or pharmaceutical treatments that have been effective at reducing the growth rate of aortic aneurysms, but Oudit is hoping to change that with a synthetic form of apelin that can be delivered to patients intravenously.

Apelin is a peptide naturally found in human organs.

The team is working on it.

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