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Endovascular Stent Grafting for Aortic Aneurysm

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Endovascular Stent Grafting for Aortic Aneurysm

What is Endovascular Stent Grafting for Aortic Aneurysm?

During endovascular stent grafting for aortic aneurysm, a catheter is threaded through the femoral artery to the weakened aorta. A synthetic stent graft is placed that hooks onto the arterial wall to provide support.

Also Known As:

  • Endovascular stent grafting
  • Femoral artery procedure
  • Aorta surgery

Conditions Treated with Endovascular Stent Grafting for Aortic Aneurysm:

Endovascular stent grafting for aortic aneurysm is used in cases of arteriovenous fistula, aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Endovascular Stent Grafting for Aortic Aneurysm:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to endovascular stent grafting for aortic aneurysm. Open aortic aneurysm repair is a surgical alternative to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Endovascular Stent Grafting for Aortic Aneurysm:

Endovascular stent grafting for aortic aneurysm is performed with regional anesthesia.

Potential Complications from Endovascular Stent Grafting for Aortic Aneurysm:

Possible risks following endovascular stent grafting for aortic aneurysm include infection, bleeding around the stent graft and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the stent graft to become damaged or displaced.

Prognosis after Endovascular Stent Grafting for Aortic Aneurysm:

The prognosis for a positive end result following endovascular stent grafting for aortic aneurysm is good. However, the procedure is still relatively new.

Recovery from Endovascular Stent Grafting for Aortic Aneurysm:

Total recovery from endovascular stent grafting for aortic aneurysm takes two to three weeks.

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