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Question about aortic aneurysms and where to go for surgery?

Question about aortic aneurysms and where to go for surgery?

Aortic Aneurysms: It depends on the size of your aneurysm. Many aneurysms are stented without requiring a big, abdominal surgery. You should consult a vascularssurgeon who is board certified in vascular surgery. ...Read more

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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


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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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What to do if my brother had heart surgery 6 days ago for aneurysm, his aorta was about to burst and repaired yet however tp?

What to do if my brother had heart surgery 6 days ago for aneurysm, his aorta was about to burst and repaired yet however tp?

Aneurysm: Make sure your blood pressure is kept normal and be sure your doctor knows about aneurysm in your family so you can be observed to rule it out in you also. ...Read more

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I have had an abdomal aortic aneurism for a few years and my doctor hasn't mentioned surgery. Why?

Size matters: Usual 5.5 cm or more to do intervention risks benefits need to be assessed and clarified for you. Other conditions may outweigh need as well. ...Read more

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My mother had emergency aortic aneurism surgery. It has been one week and she is still not awake. Why would this be?

My mother had emergency aortic aneurism surgery.  It has been one week and she is still not awake. Why would this be?

Neurology consult: Emergency surgery of this sort is frequently associated with hemorrhagic shock, a condition which often results in coma. If circulatory arrest or heart bypass was utilized, this increases risk of brain damage. If your mother has associated cerebrovascular disease, her "safety margin" is much reduced already. ...Read more

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How common is pneumonia and the need for dialysis after open heart surgery for a torn aorta due to an aneurysm and two blocked arteries?

How common is pneumonia and the need for dialysis after open heart surgery for a torn aorta due to an aneurysm and two blocked arteries?

Frequent: After such a life threatening event, it is not unusual to have complications, and renal failure needing dialysis as well as pneumonia from a prolonged intubation are actually quite common in this traumatic setting. ...Read more

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Sir, my question is do 2d Echo detect aortic aneurysm from suprasternal notch view?i've suprasternal notch pulse and I'm 22 year old male.

AORTIC ANEURYSM : If it is not properly visualized with a 2D Echo . Then a trans esophageal echo or TEE is indicated another option would be a MRA of the thoracic region. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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