It is still hard to believe Tommy Ford died at the young age of 52, Oct. 12, after suffering from a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. But, what could have led to his untimely death?
“An aneurysm is congenital sometimes,” Dr. Carol Richardson-Te, who has not treated Tommy. That means it’s possible Tommy’s aneurysm,which lead to his death, could have been there since birth. Unfortunately congenital aneurysms can go completely undiagnosed. “It is something that just happens, you could have a malformation of an artery. These things are asymptomatic and they don’t present themselves with anything until you find them, because you are looking for something else; Or for some reason, something in that area causes you to look under imaging and you find it.”