Aneurisms with APS?
If the outer membrane of vascular ( any size- capillary, arterial, ...) come " under attack", then is it plausible these " highways and byways" might become weakened and prone to aneurism?
I ask for two two reasons:
1. Since my DVT's My veins continue to off and on, feel like an invisible ghost nurse starts IV's in random veins throughout my arms and legs. My doctors are baffled. Vascular surgeo has ruled out vasculitis, phlebitis, and is boubtful of small nerve neuropathy. My rheum is considering a biopsy for this. I'm concerned about the vascular manifestations I'm experiencing, since none of my doctors seem to understand it.
2. My mother had 2 DVT' events. One at age 46 - resulted in an PE. The second at and 60. Resulted in a PE. In 1994 She and underwent a massive surgery for a Abdominal aeortic anyeurism. The aeortic arch was also involved. Dacron was used to replace parts of the artery. A " bird cage " was installed to catch flipped clots should they arise. She survived only 18 months post surgery and died at 66 years of age.
Looking back I'm thinking she must have had APS. My brother in law ( 22 years my senior) was in his residency program during her first clotting event and was her attending resident physician. He has been her GP ever since, but always sent to specialists there after. APS was never even heard of.