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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)

Aortic aneurysm is a medical condition in which there is an balloon like outpouching in the wall of the aorta, which is the largest blood vessel in the body. Most commonly, this aneurysm occurs in the segment of the aorta that runs through the abdomen. Rupture can lead to massive ...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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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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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?

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

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

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 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