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Thoracic aortic aneurysm

  • Alternative Names

    Aortic aneurysm - thoracic; Syphilitic aneurysm; Aneurysm - thoracic aortic


    Prevention

    To prevent atherosclerosis:

    • Control your blood pressure and blood lipid levels.
    • Do not smoke.
    • Exercise regularly.

    References

    Safi HJ, Estrera AL, Miller CC 3rd, Azizzadeh A, Porat EE. Thoracic vasculature with emphasis on the thoracic aorta. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 63.