Hi, Last friday I had my annual meeting with my cardiologist. Last year, he discovered an aortic aneurysm with me and unfortunately, this aneurysm got wider this year. He sends me now to have an MRI to get a full picture of the aorta under the chest. I understood that the aorta is made-up of muscles and...connective tissue and since this disease belongs to the family of connective tissue diseases, I was wondering whether this problem is a common one, or that other things here are at play. My cardiologist told me I don't look like people suffering from Marfann's disease. These people are tall and slim. I'm not tall. I'm worrying a lot now, this is life threathening. Many thanks, OS.