If you have a thoracic aortic aneurysm, you are at increased risk for an aneurysm at another location on your aorta. That’s why you will require lifelong monitoring, even after your first aneurysm has been surgically repaired.
Keeping your blood pressure under control is important when you have an aneurysm. But that doesn’t mean you need to avoid exercise and all other physical activities.
About 90 percent of people with Marfan syndrome will develop changes in their heart and blood vessels. In this Q&A, Lars Svensson, MD, PhD, answers five of the most common questions he hears from patients with Marfan syndrome.
If you have an aortic aneurysm, statins may be a good option. Our experts explain.
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Size, growth rate and medical history all factor into the decision of whether to operate on a descending aortic aneurysm. In this whiteboard session, Cleveland Clinic’s Eric E. Roselli, MD, surgeon in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, explains what surgeons look for in the descending aorta before they decide it’s time to carry on with surgery.
There’s no simple answer to the question: When can we operate on an aortic aneurysm? Every person is different. But the simplest way to think about it is, we operate when the risk of surgery is less than the risk of having a rupture or dissection from the aneurysm. In this whiteboard session, cardiothoracic surgeon … Read More
An aortic aneurysm can be a scary diagnosis, but understanding how and where the condition occurs in the body’s largest blood vessel can bring peace of mind. You’re probably wondering: When is it time to operate on an aortic aneurysm? In this whiteboard session, Cleveland Clinic’s Eric E. Roselli, MD, surgeon in the Department of Thoracic … Read More