Aortic Aneurysm (cont.)
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Aortic Aneurysm Prevention
No medicine can prevent an aortic aneurysm. However, measures can be taken that will help keep blood vessels healthy and strong.
If a person is found to have an aortic aneurysm less than 5 cm in size, it should be watched carefully by their primary care doctor. Regular ultrasound examinations will detect any growth or other changes in the aneurysm.
Some experts recommend screening for all individuals older than 55 years.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2015
Shabir Bhimji, MD
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