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A small heart or aortic aneurysm, which is a bulge that develops on the wall of the aorta, can be treated with medications like beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers for underlying causes of the problem that can inc... More »

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A heart aneurysm is a blister-like swelling that forms on a weakened area of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body, according to WebMD. Smaller aneurysms are usually not considered dangerous; however, larger an... More »

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A person may or may not experience symptoms of an aortic aneurysm, but common indications include a sudden tearing pain in the chest, abdomen or back, according to WebMD. Shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty swallow... More »

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The typical treatment options for aneurysms near the heart are medications and two types of surgery: open abdominal or open chest repair and endovascular repair, explains the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. An... More »

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An aortic aneurysm is an unusual bulge that develops in the wall of the aorta, states WebMD. The bulging can occur anywhere in the aorta, but it is more-prevalent in the belly area. This causes the section with an aneury... More »

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When receiving a heart catheter, a patient is requested to lie on his back while the doctor numbs the area on the neck, groin or arm where the catheter is to be inserted into the blood vessel, explains the National Heart... More »

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Treatment for heart failure, which affects either the right side of the heart or both sides, involves lifestyle changes, medications and management of other related conditions, according to the National Heart, Lung and B... More »

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