If you have had a close family member diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, you should consider getting a painless ultrasound test to see if you have one. Repair before it ruptures is a lot more successful than attempted repair after it is torn open.
One more potentially lifesaving tip: If you have a loved one in the emergency room with chest pain or abdominal pain that puzzles the doctor, or the doctor comes up with a diagnosis that makes no sense to you (like Broadway playwright Jonathan Laren’s misdiagnosis of “food poisoning” with no digestive symptoms), ask the doctor: “Could it possibly be a problem with the aorta?”
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