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What is the best treatment for aortic aneurysm?

What is the best treatment for aortic aneurysm?

Depends on Size: Aortic aneurysms less than 5 CM in size can be observed if asymptomatic. The best treatment for symptomatic aortic aneurysms and any aortic aneurysm over 5 CM is surgical repair. This can be done through an open or endovascular approach. ...Read more

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Aortic Aneurysm (Definition)

"Aneurysm" has scary implications for many people. It just means an enlargement of an artery. The problem is that when arteries (including the aorta) get too large, their walls become weak and prone to tear (dissection) or rupture. If this happens in the aorta it can be a catastrophe. Management of aortic aneurysms depends on where it is, how big, whether it's growing, ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for dissecting aortic aneurysm?

What is the best treatment for dissecting aortic aneurysm?

Hospitalization: Acute dissection of an aortic aneurysm in the chest requires emergency care. There are different types, but dissection of an ascending aortic aneurysm will fatal over 90% of the time in hours to days unless treated with emergency surgery. Acute dissection of the descending aorta may be treated with surgery or medical care depending on the circumstances, but always requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aortic coarctation?

What is the treatment for aortic coarctation?

See below: Surgery can very effectively repair a narrowing of the aorta, usually by removing the narrow section and reconnecting the two good ends of the aorta. In some, drs. Perform a procedure known as balloon dilation (also called balloon angioplasty). A cardiologist may also implant a device called a stent, which is a tube made of metal meshwork, to keep the area open after the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a brain aneurysm?

What is the best treatment for a brain aneurysm?

Depends: There are two main treatments for brain aneurysms. One is surgery and the other is embolization of the aneurysm. They both have good and bad issues to be discussed with your doctor. Brain aneurysms are a serious matter. But, take your time and make sure you understand the risks of both the procedures. Then compare them to the risk of doing neither. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for popliteal aneurysm?

What is the treatment for popliteal aneurysm?

Resection: Endo vascular stent if possible other wise resection ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

What is the treatment for  an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Size: Abdominal aneurysms should be treated surgically if greater than or equal to 6 cm (sometimes 5.5 cm depending on the age and risks), if symptomatic or if it grows at a rate greater than 0.5 cm/ 6 months. The treatment is endovascular repair unless the anatomy is unfavorable (unusual). You should see a board certified vascular surgeon with endovascular experience. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

It depends: Depending on the type of coronary artery anomaly, no treatment may be necessary. For other types of anomalies, surgery may be necessary to reduce the risk of future cardiac events. Consult your cardiologist who should be able to help answer your questions about your specific type of abnormality and potential risks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an avm patient?

What is the best treatment for an avm patient?

Complicated: For a brain avm, there are three techniques available, which are all complementary: surgery, radiosurgery and embolization. Talk to your neurosurgeon about it. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for patients with aneurism?

What is the best treatment for patients with aneurism?

Depends on details: An aneurysm is a blood vessel (artery) that has a widened (dilated) portion. They can be in many places, such as in the brain, in the heart arteries, in the aorta, in arm or leg arteries, etc... Treatments will depend on where the aneurysm is, how big it is, how likely it is to grow or burst, how healthy the patient is, how easy or how hard it is to get to the aneurysm, etc... Details matter! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for carotid cavernous fistula?

What is the best treatment for carotid cavernous fistula?

Special: Catheters, stents, coils, and glue can be used to close the fistula. See your neurosurgeon or they may refer you to a neurointerventional radiologist ...Read more

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What is the best method for detecting aortic regurgitation?

What is the best method for detecting aortic regurgitation?

Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram in the hands of a skilled cardiologist is probably best for detection of almost all cardiac valve disorders. Sometimes an echo done "internally" through a scope into the esophagus is needed, a trans-esophageal echo. In severe disease, a heart catheterization will often be done, usually if surgery is to be contemplated to repair a bad valve, but not just for detection. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an aneurysm behind the knee?

What is the best treatment for an aneurysm behind the knee?

Popliteal aneurysm: Popliteal artery aneurysms are best treated with either surgical bypass or (rarely) stents...See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for dissecting aortic aneurysm?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for dissecting aortic aneurysm?

TO THE O.R.!: Aortic dissection may be treated with medical management or emergent surgery. With the improvement of endovascular grafts, surgical repair seems more common. A vascular surgeon will advise based on anatomy and location of dissection, vessels/organs involved. I've seen a few interventional radiologists do things also. Most important is immediate evaluation! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

What is the best treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Various: Treatment of hocm depends on the symptoms: initially a combination of medications will be used (calcium channel blockers and beta blockers), but if symptoms progress, surgical myomecyomy or alcohol septal ablation may be indicated. Some patients with risk factors may need implantable cardiac defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for coronary arteriosclerosis?

What is the treatment for coronary arteriosclerosis?

Cad: Risk factor modification, BP control, and using medications that improve the supply-demand balance in coronary blood (and hence oxygen) supply. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for atherosclerosis?

What is the treatment for atherosclerosis?

LDL Drives HDL Stops: Atherosclerosis, typically starts ~age 7, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not cholesterol (made by every cell), thus optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional ?5.0%, sbp ?120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid dietary sugars, etc; study: nusi.Org, taubes, attia, lustig fatchance. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fat embolism?

What is the best treatment for fat embolism?

Serious: Fat emboli to lungs can be life threatening. Usually from bone fracture or trauma. Fractures need to be set as quickly as possible. Pt needs to be closely monitored. Albumin IV helps. Pt may need ventilator. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for aortic aneurysm?

Depends on Size: Aortic aneurysms less than 5 CM in size can be observed if asymptomatic. The best treatment for symptomatic aortic aneurysms and any aortic aneurysm over 5 CM is surgical repair. This can be done through an open or endovascular approach. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dissecting aortic aneurysm?

Hospitalization: Acute dissection of an aortic aneurysm in the chest requires emergency care. There are different types, but dissection of an ascending aortic aneurysm will fatal over 90% of the time in hours to days unless treated with emergency surgery. Acute dissection of the descending aorta may be treated with surgery or medical care depending on the circumstances, but always requires hospitalization. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for dissecting aortic aneurysm?

TO THE O.R.!: Aortic dissection may be treated with medical management or emergent surgery. With the improvement of endovascular grafts, surgical repair seems more common. A vascular surgeon will advise based on anatomy and location of dissection, vessels/organs involved. I've seen a few interventional radiologists do things also. Most important is immediate evaluation! ...Read more

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Is there any homoeopathic or natural treatment for aortic aneurysm?

No.: Although medical management (control of blood pressure and stopping smoking) is part of the treatment, aortic aneurysms can only be treated with surgery when indicated. ...Read more

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CAN A AORTIC ANEURYSM GO AWAY WITHOUT TREATMENT.CAN A ULTRA SOUND MISS THE ANEURYSM?

CAN A AORTIC ANEURYSM GO AWAY WITHOUT TREATMENT.CAN A ULTRA SOUND MISS THE ANEURYSM?

AAA: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) do not go away by themselves. Ultrasound detects AAA but occasionally can miss them, particularly pelvic aneurysms involving branches of the aorta. Likewise AAA can be missed in very large people or those with a lot of abdominal gas as ultrasound does not penetrate gas. For the same reason aneurysms in the chest cannot ordinarily be detected by ultrasound. ...Read more

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What can I do if my friend is un-insured & needs treatment for thoracic aortic aneurysm?

Academic medical : Most university hospitals have specialty clinics where proper evaluation and treatment can b done. Many private non- profit hospitals do also. Check with county medical society. ...Read more

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What to do about panic due to aortic aneurysm? My poor sister has a 5.2cm aortic aneurysm. It hasn't grown in a year, but she's really overweight and panics every time she experiences an odd sensation because she thinks she's going to die. Should she be

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What to do about panic due to aortic aneurysm? My poor sister has a 5.2cm aortic aneurysm.  It hasn't grown in a year, but she's really overweight and panics every time she experiences an odd sensation because she thinks she's going to die.  Should she be

Aortic aneurysm: Without a strong family history of aortic aneurysm disease a 5.2 cm aneurysm can be safely observed. She needs reassurance not a psychiatrist. The rupture risk of a 5.2 cm aneurysm is very, very small but not absolutely zero, so encourage her to discuss with a board certified vascular surgeon. Standard risk patients are offered repairs of abdominal aneurysms at 5.5 cm and at 6 cm for thoracic. ...Read more

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I was denied my medical card for my commercial driver license with an aortic aneurysm 4.7. Why isn't it safe to drive a commercial vehicle with this?

I was denied my medical card for my commercial driver license with an aortic aneurysm 4.7.  Why isn't it safe to drive a commercial vehicle with this?

The DOT Guidelines: Allow a 1 year card for asymptomatic AAA over 4 but less than 5cm but only with clearance from cardiovascular surgeon. If you have no symptoms and a clearance statement from a cardiovascular surgeon and no other disqualifying conditions then you should be certified for a maximum of 1 year. ...Read more

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Can i exercise with aortic aneurysm? My father is in his 70's and had a slight aortic aneurysm. He wants to start exercising in the gym, but i'm concerned it may be dangerous. Are there any particular machines or exercises he should avoid?

Can i exercise with aortic aneurysm? My father is in his 70's and had a slight aortic aneurysm.  He wants to start exercising in the gym, but i'm concerned it may be dangerous.  Are there any particular machines or exercises he should avoid?

Your : Your father should avoid activities that raise the blood pressure excessively. Heavy weight lifting should be avoided at all costs, and he should focus on light aerobic activity such as briskly walking on a treadmill. A good rule of thumb is to exercise just enough to break a light sweat while maintaining the ability to carry on a conversation. I would recommend that he have an exercise stress test with a cardiologist to assess his blood pressure response to exercise and to help develop an exercise prescription. Any chest, back or abdominal pain or pressure with exercise should be taken very seriously and prompt immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Will a aortic aneurysm disappear?

NO: Aneurysmal dilatation of the aorta is a pathologic dilatation that does not disappear. Surgical resection makes it disappear. ...Read more

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Is aortic aneurysm a common condition?

No but its not rare: Abdominal aortic aneurysms are more common than thoracic . An aneurysm is defined as an enlargement of the aorta 1.5 x the normal diameter. The incidence is around 37 per 100, 000 patient yrs. There is a 3% prevalence in those over 50 yrs old. Male to female ratio of 9 to 1. Risk factors hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, family history and age. ...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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If you get aortic aneurysm, how do you feel?

Usually nothing: Most aortic aneurysms form slowly over time and are completely asymptomatic. If the aneurysm develops a tear (dissection) pain is typically abrupt in onset and severe in intensity. ...Read more

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What are activities to avoid for an aortic aneurysm?

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Heavy lifting: We tell people with aortic aneurysms to avoid activities that will increase intraabdominal pressure. This would include lifting anything so heavy it makes you grunt, doing sit-ups or crunches, or forceful straining on the toilet. ...Read more

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What is the typical underling cause for aortic aneurysm?

What is the typical underling cause for aortic aneurysm?

Arteriosclerosis: Most arteriosclerotic aneurysms result in cystic medial necrosis of the aorta resulting in dilatation of the artery secodary to the internal pressure and weakness of the arterial wall. Any part of the aorta and its branches may be affected. Infections with bacteria, fungus, syphillis may also produce aneurysms in the aorta. ...Read more

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Can someone in their 20s already have an aortic aneurysm?

Rare: Most are caused by long-standing high BP and smoking. However, there are connective-tissue diseases and congenital defects that can show up. These are often thoracic (in chest) and may involve the aortic valve. In patients at risk -with marfan's or the like- echocardiogram or other imaging may be indicated. ...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


Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more