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Treatment for an AAA

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
SEVERAL: If it is not tool larger, medicines to control your blood pressure will help prevent it from getting larger. However, if it is expanding rapidly or is... Read More
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Abdominal aneurysm: If greater than 5 cm in diameter then the treatment is either surgery or stent graft.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Treatment for AAA: There are a number of both open surgical and "endovascular" methods to repair aaas. Have your doctor send you to see a vascular surgeon who is traine... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
No: Basically, trying to prevent the AAA from rupturing or leaking. This can be done with surgery (open vs. Placed via blood vessel) or with medical manag... Read More
Dr. Scott Grover
General Surgery 26 years experience
NO: There are no natural treatments that I am aware of for aortic aneurism. Treatment is to replace that segment of the aorta or place a stent across it ... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
NO: Need to be followed with yearly ultrasounds. Usually treated when 5 cm in diameter. Most get endograft.
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Biopsy: A discussion about treatment options is to be expected based on biopsy results. Many times results are inconclusive or do not warrant immediate therap... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Yes: Marfans is a connective tissue disorder that can affect, amongst other structural tissues, the aorta. In hypertensives in particular, Marfan's does m... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
Yes and no: Pretty much any aneurysm is repairable with an open or endovasculat approach. What would make an aaainoperable is the status of the patient. If someon... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eidt
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Ultrasound is safe during pregnancy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Probably you are thinking of endoleak following stent graft repair for aaa. What this means is that there is persistent blood flow into the excluded a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Do you mean...: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (aaa )? Then no, there would be no skin color changes expected from aaa.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
Not likely: There is no evidence that excercise causes aaa.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Unlikely: Extremely unlikely. Aaas are below the diaphragm and separated from the pericardium.

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