Aortic aneurysm repair includes different procedures to repair an aortic aneurysm, such as graft-stent repair, endovascular graft-stent repair and open aorta surgical repair.
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Conditions Treated with Aortic Aneurysm Repair:
The procedure is performed to treat an aneurysm located in the aorta (a large artery that stems from the heart and carries blood to the rest of the body). An aortic aneurysm is the widening or swelling of a portion of the artery.
If the aortic aneurysm is small and there are no symptoms, it may be managed with lifestyle changes, cholesterol-reducing drugs, and antihypertensive drugs for high blood pressure. Regular monitoring can track any changes in size. There are no surgical alternatives to aortic aneurysm repair.
Anesthesia with Aortic Aneurysm Repair:
Aortic aneurysm repair can be performed under either local or general anesthesia, depending on the procedure used.
Potential Complications from Aortic Aneurysm Repair:
Possible risks following aortic aneurysm repair include bleeding, infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for the graft to become infected and for there to be poor blood supply to the legs and organs.
Prognosis after Aortic Aneurysm Repair:
The prognosis for a positive end result following aortic aneurysm repair is good.
Recovery from Aortic Aneurysm Repair:
The total recovery time for aortic aneurysm repair is three to six weeks.