What Are the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Aortic Aneurysm?

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Genes contribute to your risk of having aortic aneurysm. Conditions that people can be born with that can affect the aorta include a bicuspid aortic valve, Marfan syndrome, and Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Symptoms often don’t show up until the aneurysm becomes large, or bursts. But as it grows, you may notice some signs, including:
  • Chest or back pain
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Shortness of breath
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