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Ascending aortic aneurysm in a young patient with arterial hypertension.

Kinga Karolina Tyjas1, Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek1, Agnieszka Olszanecka1, Marek Rajzer1, Marek Stopa1


Aortic aneurysm of the ascending aorta is a condition occurring with a frequency of approximately 2.1% in the population, and its risk increases with age. This case report pertains to a young man with severe primary arterial hypertension and obesity, in whom an ascending aortic aneurysm requiring surgical treatment was diagnosed. Based on the analysis of common risk factors for the development of an ascending aortic aneurysm, his risk of contracting the condition was found to be similar to the population's risk. The case highlights the need for an individual assessment of the patient regarding potential hypertension-mediated organ damage. Although echocardiography is not recommended by the European Society of Hypertension as a basic screening test for individuals with newly diagnosed arterial hypertension, its performance should be considered for individuals who are obese and/or suffer from arterial hypertension of grade 2 or higher.

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