A thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is an abnormal widening or ballooning of the aorta found in the chest. About 20% of cases are linked to family history. Risk factors for a thoracic aneurysm include:
Thoracic aortic aneurysms often grow slowly and without symptoms, making them difficult to detect. Some patients may experience:
If a Deborah physician suspects a thoracic aortic aneurysm, they may order the following tests:
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