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What is the life expectancy after repairing an aortic aneurysm?

What is the life expectancy after repairing an aortic aneurysm?

It depends: It depends on your overall health. Typically if the aneurysm is larger than 5 cm the risk of rupture is fairly high about 3-15%. Greater than 6cm about 10-20%. If successfully repaired then your life expectancy returns to near normal. Decision to operate depends on the aortic size and the estimated risk of surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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How does surgery to repair an aneurysm work?

How does surgery to repair an aneurysm work?

Very well!: Location size risk factors are all important items but open surgery replaces the aneurysm with a dacron or other type of graft sewn in place endovascular places a graft inside the aneurysm and deflates it. ...Read more

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With aortic repair of aneurysm can a person live a normal life?

Yes: This would be expected, but depends to an extent on other underlying medical problems. ...Read more

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Can a person have another aneurysm if he has had surgery to repair his aorta?

Can a person have another aneurysm if he has had surgery to repair his aorta?

Yes: Yes. Other segments of the aorta can become aneurysmal, or other arteries such as the iliac or popliteal arteries, or even arteries of the brain. The most common non-cranial aneurysm is the aorta below the kidneys. This is most common in men >65 who have ever smoked. Brain / cerebral aneurysms can occur at any age and are slightly more common in women. ...Read more

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When are aortic aneurysm repairs performed?

Based on size: The risk of rupture of an aortic aneurysm increases with its size (diameter). When the size reaches a certain threshold, the risk of rupture becomes substantial. At this point, a repair is justified either with surgery or a percutaneous stent graft. ...Read more

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What can be done to repair an ascending aortic aneurysm?

Surgery: Ascending aa usually needs surgical repair with cardiopulmonary bypass. If the aortic arch is involved, may need a bentall procedure as well, which is reconstruction of the vessels coming off arch. If aortic root involved, may need aortic valve repair. In rare cases, endovascular repair may be possible. A cardiothoracic surgeon and/or cardiologist will do tests and advise. ...Read more

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I have a 4cm ascending aortic aneurysm at what size does it need to be repaired?

5-6 cm: Generally, these are fixed when they get to be 5-6 cm in diameter; however, other factors may apply, such as presence of a congenital condition such as marfan's and whether the aortic valve is diseased. You should discuss this with a thoracic surgeon who has experience with this type of repair. ...Read more

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How effective is endovascular aneurysm repair for treating Marfan syndrome?

How effective is endovascular aneurysm repair for treating Marfan syndrome?

Jury is out: Unlike other aneurysms, patients with Marfan's often do better with standard surgery than with endovascular aneurysm repair. Before considering treatment options you need to go to a specialized center with a lot of Marfan experience. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

How long is the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

Aneurysm repair: Within 7-10 days staple will come out. Within 2 weeks you can regain regular activities. ...Read more