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Does having an aneurysm mean that an operation is necessary?

The presence of an aneurysm does not absolutely mean that an operation is necessary. It is important, though, to meet with an aortic specialist. This evaluation will outline a plan for the future. Possibilities may include careful follow-up with CT scans to assess the stability of the aneurysm's size, lifestyle modification to decrease stress and control blood pressure, and surgery.

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