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Doctor insights on: Best Hospital To Have Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery To Repair

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Aortic Aneurysm (Abdomen) (Definition)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is the dangerous condition where a portion of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, becomes thin and bulges out. This puts the aorta at risk of bursting, which is frequently fatal. Weakness of the wall of the aorta is often due to a long history of high blood pressure and plaque buildup. ...Read more


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Why can't my family member talk after abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery?

Why can't my family member  talk after abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery?

Something else: The aneurysm repair or surgery is independent of speech. Still medicated? Stroke? Depressed? Need to talk with the surgeon and review testing. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of an abdominal aortic aneurysm; it sounds really major surgery?

AAA: By endo vascular non-invasive intervention or by open abdominal surgery to replace that segment of the aorta. Decisions depend of risk factors (age, health situation, risk of post-op complication, comorbidities...). ...Read more

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm -- when should you have surgery ?

Depends: The natural history of AAA is that they enlarge and rupture. The larger, the greater the risk of rupture. When open surgery was the only option, AAA were usually repaired when they were 5-5.5 cm in diameter. With stent grafts as an option now, many vascular surgeons will fix AAA at a smaller diameter, like 4.5 cm, especially in a younger patient with a long life expectancy. ...Read more

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At what point should I consider surgery for my abdominal aortic aneurysm?

At what point should I consider surgery for my abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Large or gets bigger: Greater than 6cm or some say greater than 5 cm ... Or if getting bigger, more than 1 cm increase per year ... Or if affecting your abdominal organs ... ...Read more

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What is the largest abdominal aortic aneurysm repaired?

Largest AAA repaired: You shouldn't think about it as, " is it too big to repair?" many anatomic details as well as a person's overall medical condition go into the decision as to if an aneurysm can be repaired. Its overall size is not a main consideration (though if its still small, they can usually be watched without repair). ...Read more

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My father passed away four months ago of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, i was traumatized, i'm 20, what are the chances of me developing this?

My father passed away four months ago of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, i was traumatized, i'm 20, what are the chances of me developing this?

Most of these: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaa's) occur in older (over 65) patients with a history of smoking and/or hypertension. If a AAA occurs in someone younger or without typical risk factors then testing for various syndromes and genetic predispositions can be performed. Your doctor can help parse this out. ...Read more

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm please tell me death rate?

Abdominal aortic aneurysm please tell me death rate?

Depends on size: Rupture rates from aaa's less than 4 cm are very small. Risk of rupture at 5-5.5 cm is about 5% per year. The risk goes up quickly from there. For example, 10-20% at 6-7 cm, and 20-40% for 7-8 cm. An intervention is often recommended if the aneurysm grows more than 1 cm per year or it is bigger than 5.5 cm. Data also supports consideration for a lower threshold in women (5 cm) - rupture earlier. ...Read more

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Growing size of abdominal aortic aneurysm; how much is safe?

Speed matters: 5-5.5 cm is the usual size that repair is recommended. But a growing aneurysm may need earlier repair -- esp if it increases in size by more than 1 cm in less than a year. ...Read more

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
929 doctors shared insights

Aortic Aneurysm (Definition)

Aortic aneurysm is a medical condition in which there is an balloon like outpouching in the wall of the aorta, which is the largest blood vessel in the body. Most commonly, this aneurysm occurs in the segment of the aorta that runs through the abdomen. Rupture can lead to massive ...Read more


Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more