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What are the risk factors for developing an aneurysm?

David W. Drucker, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
One of the risk factors for aneurysms is your own family history: Aneurysms have family predominance. If a male has had an aneurysm, then first-degree male relatives should look to be aggressively screened. Secondly, smoking dramatically increases your risk for developing aneurysms.

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
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