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How long is the recovery for a AAA repair?

How long is the recovery for a AAA repair?

Recovery: Endovascular repairs allow people to go home the day after with some soreness in the groins which will take a week or so to go away. The open surgical repairs leave patients in the hospital 6-8 days, on average, and count on a full month to feel back to full speed. ...Read more

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What are some lasting effects of anesthetic for a AAA repair?

Minimal: The anesthesia from a AAA repair is really no different from any other type of general anesthesia, especially if the repair was performed using an endovascular approach. If the AAA repair was done open or in an emergent setting, patients are often anemic. In addition there are a lot of "fluid shifts" which cause significant edema post-operatively. Other common side affects are a sore throat&cough. ...Read more

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Is it possible for AAA repair to cause a hemopericardium?

Hemopericardium?: In an open "surgical " repair central lines may be placed and the wires used to put them in may cause trouble like that. In many many repairs I have never heard of such an occurrence though. ...Read more

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Can you offer tips for someone about to go through AAA repair surgery?

Can you offer tips for someone about to go through AAA repair surgery?

Preparation: Like anything else, the better shape you are in going into surgery, the better your results coming out. If you are smoking, stop before surgery. Exercise (walking) helps. A lot depends on the type of repair you are having, either endovascular or open. Endovascular is less invasive, but the durability is unknown. ...Read more

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If old patient developed sepsis after elective open AAA repair. is it necessarily a medical error or negligence?

Any elective proced-: ure has it's risks and benefits, which is discussed by the surgeon before the actual procedure is done. With AAA, even sepsis or infection is discussed as a complication, which is why you must sign your life away when consenting. You were warned pros/cons. If infection is listed, and can happen anytime the body is open, and antibiotics are given, then it's not neither negligence or medical error. ...Read more

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What can cause sepsis after elective open AAA repair? is it negligence? unsterile equipment? can it happen even if everything was sterile?

Many causes: Everything can be done perfectly well and the patient can still become septic. AAA Patients tend not to be the healthiest. They often have multiple medical problems, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and often are smokers. That alone increases the patients risk for developing sepsis. This is a major operation on generally not healthy people. ...Read more

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My CTA shows that I have 50% celiac artery stenosis, what can cause this? History of open surgical AAA repair & endo repair of juxtarenal AAA

My CTA shows that I have 50% celiac artery stenosis, what can cause this? History of open surgical AAA repair & endo repair of juxtarenal AAA

Artery Disease, aka: atherosclerosis, which by autopsy data going back ~8 decades in US, is present in 50% of population by age 7, yet within walls of arteries, arteries enlarge & openings remain same; thus no symptoms for decades until plaque ruptures induce clots which suddenly narrow opening or the enlargement becomes excessive resulting in aneurysms. Optimize NMR lipoprofile, HbA1c 5.0% & BP; study my answers. ...Read more

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How long should I be in the hospital after a repair of my ruptured aaa?

How long should I be in the hospital after a repair of my ruptured aaa?

Just long enough : This is a better question for the surgeon who saved your life and comes to check on you every day. ...Read more

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