An aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement of a blood vessel. When this enlargement is extreme, there is a risk of rupture. Aneurysms can be treated with surgical replacement, usually with a synthetic tube graft. In some cases, replacement of the aortic valve is required as well. An aortic aneurysm is different from aortic dissection. An aortic aneurysm may be able to be treated without surgery. An aortic dissection is a separation of the layers of the aortic wall. An aortic dissection is potentially fatal and almost always requires emergency surgery.
Why choose Presbyterian for aortic aneurysm surgery?
Presbyterian Heart and Vascular care features a skilled team of healthcare professionals who can provide a wide range of services from diagnosis to treatment. Their cardiothoracic surgeons are treated in some of the most innovative techniques in heart surgery, providing their patients with faster recoveries and less hospital time.
Who is eligible for aortic aneurysm surgery?
Patient who have been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm that is very large and needs to be treated surgically.
What conditions can be treated with aortic aneurysm surgery?