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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Aortic Ectasia

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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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What are some treatments for the aortic stenosis?

What are some treatments for the aortic stenosis?

SAVR AND TAVR: Traditionally, surgical aortic valve replacement was the best method for treating significant aortic stenosis. Some patients, unfortunately, were too ill for the procedure. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (tavr) has proven an excellent alternative for these patients. Talk to your thoracic surgeon and cardiologist to see if you are eligible. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for aortic insufficiency?

Are there any new treatments for aortic insufficiency?

Not really: The only treatment for significant aortic insufficiency is aortic valve replacement. That said many patients do well and live long lives without surgery if the valve leakage is mild or moderate in degree. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't have any treatments done for your son's aortic stenosis, will it eventually resolve?

No: Aortic stenosis does not resolve over time. However, it can remain stable. There are some fairly decent established criteria for when to intervene (depends on echo measures and other symptoms/conditions). Please discuss your specific issues with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for coarctation of the aorta ?

What is the treatment for coarctation of the aorta ?

Surgery/angioplasty: If aortic coarctation is severe enough to cause hypertension and/or heart failure, then treatments may include surgery or balloon angioplasty with or without aortic stenting. The choice of procedure depends on patient age, aortic arch anatomy, and co-existing cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment can somebody get for coarctation of the aorta?

Two options: Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the main artery from the heart to the lower half of the body that can result in elevated blood pressure (hypertension). If it is severe enough to require treatment, there are two options that may be available: surgical repair or non-surgical repair using a balloon catheter through a blood vessel. Catheter repair is most often used in young people. ...Read more

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Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis confirmed what kind of treatments are best?

Aortic vegetation w/encardolitis confirmed what kind of treatments are best?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics for 6 weeks. If complications occur or the infection doesn't respond, aortic valve repalcement. ...Read more

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What are treatments for aortic valve problems?

Depends: It depends on the type of aortic valve problem, insufficiency or stenosis. Both have different degress (mild, moderate, severe) and treatment is different in each category. They may have different etiologies also which will require different approaches to treatment as well. Severe forms of either malady will eventually need aortic valve replacement. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for aortic stenosis surgery?

Multiple: Options for aortic valve surgery today include replacement with full sternotomy or mini- sternotomy, or percutaneous aortic valve replacement, which will likely be the standard of care in another 5- 10 years. Currently, surgery is still the best approach with the longest track record. ...Read more