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.

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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...
Depends on . Location. Ascending aortic dissection usually needs surgery. Descending aortic dissection can be managed medically. Keep BP under control. Some need surgery or stent graft placement. Read more...

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...

Is there any homoeopathic or natural treatment for aortic aneurysm?

None proven. None proven. Keeping blood pressure and cholestetol well controlled be it with healthy life style and/ or medications helps. Quitting smoking decreases the rate of growth of the aneurysm and the risk of rupture. Read more...
Absolutely not. Aortic aneurysm is a serious problem which will lead to death if not managed appropriately. Smoking cessation and control of high blood pressure are the hallmarks of management for patients with small aortic aneurysms. If there are "homeopathic" or "natural remedies" for these, then great, but if your vascular surgeon has suggested repair, please follow his recommendation. Read more...
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...

Natural treatment for aneurysm? My grandfather is 80 years old and has an aortic aneurysm. He only wants "natural" treatment. Is there anything that can be done for him?

There . There is nothing your grandfather can do to reverse the aneurysm, but there are "natural" things he can do to help prevent it from rupturing, a deadly complication. First, if he smokes tobacco he should quit immediately. Cigarette smoking fills the blood stream with toxins that weaken blood vessels and make them prone to rupture. Secondly, it is critical that he achieves and maintains a good blood pressure, less than 120/80 is ideal. High blood pressure increases the stress on the aneurysm and causes it to grow and increases the chances it will rupture. Lastly, if he has an aortic aneurysm then he is also at risk for atherosclerosis and so should have his cholesterol evaluated and treated if not at goal. There are natural ways to treat blood pressure and cholesterol. He should talk to his physician more about this. Read more...
Control hypertension. Managing risk factors such as blood pressure control, diabetes control, cholesterol control, and stop smoking. Read more...

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

Medical advice. Is same regardless of insurance status. I thought ma had universal coverage. Ask his thoracic or vascular surgeon what the options are, whether it is intensive treatment with medication or immediate surgery. Read more...
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...

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

Her . Her aneurysm is close to the size where it should be considered for surgical repair, typically 5.5 cm for either a thoracic aortic aneurysm or an abdominal aortic aneurysm. It sounds like she has it evaluated annually, which is the recommendation. It is also crucial that she controls her blood pressure and cholesterol and that she not smoke. Weight loss would be beneficial, but should be done with the guidance of her physician in order to avoid too much stress on the aneurysm. It is important to monitor symptoms, because chest or abdominal pain can herald a potential aortic catastrophe; but, in some people this vigilance leads to anxiety. It is important that she focus on the correct symptoms and not attribute all symptoms to a possible aneurysm. The symptoms she should look for depends on whether the aneurysm is in her thorax or abdomen, and could be explained to her by her physician. If she experiences anxiety as a result of her medical condition, she may be an appropriate candidate for anxiety medication. Read more...
See a psychiatrist. Your sister needs to be evaluated and treated by a psychiatrist. She may need medications as well as therapy and needs to be treated in consultations with pcp/cardiologist. Read more...
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...

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...