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When are aortic aneurysm repairs performed?
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Depends. Man or woman? Thoracic or abdominal? Age? Symptoms? Effect on other organs? Mental and general health status?
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on location
Ifrarenal aorta 5cm or increase of 0.
5cm or more over 6mo once twice native aorta. 6cm for ascending aorta or >=4.5 cm with bicuspid aortic valve or aortic insufficiency, marfan's, ehrles danlos syndrome. 6cm for descending thoracic aorta, thoracoabdominal aorta. These are for asymptomatic aneurysms. Earlier intervention may be warranted if clinically indicated.

In brief: Depends on location
Ifrarenal aorta 5cm or increase of 0.
5cm or more over 6mo once twice native aorta. 6cm for ascending aorta or >=4.5 cm with bicuspid aortic valve or aortic insufficiency, marfan's, ehrles danlos syndrome. 6cm for descending thoracic aorta, thoracoabdominal aorta. These are for asymptomatic aneurysms. Earlier intervention may be warranted if clinically indicated.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Since the advent of endovascular procedure, for small abdominal aortic aneurysm, if the size is 2x that of the patient's vertebral body.
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