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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in the part of the aorta that permits through the chest above diaphragm. Like abdominal aneurysm, thoracic aortic aneurysm does not show much indications and only 50 percent have got symptoms of the thoracic aneurysm. It is denoted as TAA.


1 in 4 aortic aneurysms is identified in the thoracic region of the aorta. The major causes apart from the symptoms of abdominal aneurysm are

  • Marfan Syndrome – A genetic disorder occurred in the connective tissue and it is very less cause for aortic aneurysm
  • Previous injury in the Aorta
  • Traumatic wound – happened due to accident or severe fall
Symptoms of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Only 50 percent of patients who have thoracic aortic aneurysm notice any indications of the disease. The common identified symptoms are

  • Pain in Neck, Jaw, Chest and Back
  • Coughing or roughness in Throat
  • Trouble in Swallowing or Breathing
  • Apparent pounding on the chest
  • Voice Loss

If a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm ruptures it will lead to

  • Sudden severe back pain starts from the upper back moving down till abdomen
  • Low blood pressure
  • Severe pain in arms and chest where the patient can quickly get into shock

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