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my doctor said I have a aneurysm on my side leading to my heart

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my doctor said I have a aneurysm on my side leading to my heart s 10ize I,am 85 years old what shall I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
Hello
aneurysm where?
aorta?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

on the upper right side of my chest in a blood vessel leading to my heart

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
How large
What measurements?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

doctor said ain bout10 cm diameter

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
OK
anything over 4 cm should be repaired.
that is a very large aneurysm.
In the meantime, blood pressure should be tightly controlled.
Unless there is some reason specifically not to repair it, it should be done.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

you did not say how it will be repair .?

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
Tell me where this is exactly.
I have been assuming the aortic arch.
Or don't you know?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

doctor said on the upper right side of my chest leading to my heart

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
Why did you rate poor service????
You rate me bad with JA, then came back and wanted further information.
Was that an error on your part or deliberate?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I wished to know how the operation is done

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
This is a back and forth format
The repair, or even if you need a repair, depends on the exact anatomy of the aneurysm.
Has you doctor even told you this needs repair?
Have you seen a surgeon to review the findings?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thank you I will see my doctor about this

Expert:  DrRussMd replied 2 years ago.
That didn't really answer my question.
If your doctor has said this needs repair
The exact type of repair will depend on what the surgeon finds, but in general:
It depends on whether the aortic valve is involved but it entails a synthetic graft and the subclavian and carotid arteries may need to be reattached.
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