|To your good health: Aneurism surgery determined by size, growth|
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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a female, age 80, with controlled high blood pressure. I am mildly active, and though I tire easily, I have no complaints. My blood pressure in the past was difficult to control. I had a CT scan, which showed an aneurysmal dilatation of the ascending aorta, measuring 4.7 cm. Two years ago, the size was 4.5 cm.
I would appreciate your comments on any surgical options, progression of severity and prognosis. — S.S.
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