Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening in Tulsa, Ok

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An ultrasound of the abdominal aorta is a non-invasive, painless test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images of the aorta, which is the main blood vessel leading away from the heart.

When the walls of the abdominal aorta become weak, they may balloon outward. If the aorta reaches over 3 centimeters in diameter, it is then called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). As the aneurysm gets larger, the risk of rupture increases.

Ultrasound imaging of the aorta is useful for measuring its size to screen for AAA. Screening is particularly recommended for men over the age of 60 who have ever smoked, and for anyone with a family history of AAA.

In addition to screening, ultrasound is also a useful tool after the diagnosis of AAA to monitor its size on a regular basis to see if it needs to be repaired.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screenings are painless and non-invasive.

The screening is painless and quick and is usually done at a clinic visit. An ultrasound is used to create a picture of your abdominal aorta using sound waves.

The width of your abdominal aorta is then measured to determine whether there is a bulge.

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Who should be screened for an aortic aneurysm?

Anyone who has a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, (hypertension), and anyone who has a family history of aneurysms.

Additionally, a male smoker that is at least 50 years of age can be more likely to have an aneurysm.

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Can you live a long life with an aortic aneurysm?

You can actually live a long life with an aortic aneurysm with checkups.

You should get your aneurysm checked every 6 months to a year, depending on the size of the aneurysm.

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