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A male asked:
Mortality rate for ascending aortic aneurysm repair?
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Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
There are many: correlated findings that determine this. Age, Sex, other medical problems, surgical facility, surgical experience etc. You need to discuss this with the surgeon who will be performing the procedure to know for certain.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
What can be done to repair an ascending aortic aneurysm?
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Anesthesiology 34 years experience
Surgical resection: Usually a procedure, varying in complexity, that involves resecting the affected portion of the aorta and replacing it with a tube graft made of gortex. Depending on degree of involvement, this usually involves stopping the heart on circulatory bypass and some times cooling the body and brief arrest of circulation. There is a less invasive "endovascular" sheath in developmental phase that may be.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What happens in an aortic aneurysm repair?
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Cardiology 39 years experience
Surgery or stent: Some aortic aneurysms occur in the chest. More often, aneurysms occur in the belly. Depending on the anatomy, some of the aneurysms can be surgically repaired and others can be repaired with a stent graft. Surgical repair involves excision and replacement of the aneurysmal segment. A stent graft is a percutaneous procedure.
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Last updated Aug 25, 2020
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