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Is it possible to save a man who is having ruptured aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Laura Pak answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Odds are against him, even if he is standing in the hospital at the time the AAA ruptures. We do, however, save 10-30% of ruptured AAA with surgery, either open surgery or endovascular stent grafting. Odds are better if the person is less than 70 yrs old, is not in shock, and does not have heart or kidney disease.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Matt Malkin answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Ruptured aa is very dangerous with high mortality. There is also risk of disability like kidney failure, stroke and paralysis. To get a patient with ruptured aa out of the or to the ICU is regarded as a "save" for the anesthesiologist.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Michael Korona answered

Specializes in Radiology - Interventional

Super emergent. Very risky. At our hospital we place an endograft for this.

Answered Mar 14, 2013

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

....We have gotten much better. Better ems services, better preoperative management, and the widespread use of endografts have made survival of ruptured AAA better...But it is still much much worse than if we fix them electively.

Answered Dec 18, 2017

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