Cardiovascular Testing & Imaging in Dallas, TX

It's important to know whether you are at risk for heart disease and conditions related to your heart. Stay educated about your heart health and contact Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging with any questions or if you would like to schedule a consultation.

Chest Pain and other Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms

Have you experienced worrisome symptoms that may be a sign of a heart problem? If you do experience these symptoms, it may be a sign of an aortic aneurysm:

  • Chest or back pain
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness or shortness of breath

Often, there aren't symptoms until the aneurysm gets very large any many are often found during an exam for another reason.

If you are at a high risk for developing aortic aneurysms it is important to get screened regularly. Risk factors for developing an aortic aneurysm and other heart conditions include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, smoking, and family history.

Talk to your doctor about getting screened for an aortic aneurysm or other heart conditions.

Aortic Aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a weakening of the wall of the aorta. The aneurysm can be discovered with a chest x-ray, CT scan, MRI, or echocardiography. If one is found, a decision will be made about the best treatment approach to prevent it from growing or rupturing.

Signs of an aortic dissection or rupture are:

  • stabbing pain in your chest or back
  • fainting
  • difficulty breathing
  • sudden weakness

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should be treated immediately. Treatment of an aortic aneurysm depends on the size and your symptoms.

Schedule an appointment Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging today to learn about aortic aneurysm screenings and your options for aortic valve replacement surgery.