Aortic Aneurysm Trial Helps More Patients (Video)

For more than 20 years, vascular surgeons have been implanting endografts (aortic stent grafts) in patients to repair aortic aneurysms. But endografts can be challenging and not all patients are eligible to have them. Cleveland Clinic vascular surgeons offer the ability to treat more patients with endografts. A current research trial is aimed at creating … Read More

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Back On the Ice (Video)

The National Hockey League (NHL) is not for the faint of heart. For Teppo Numminen, Buffalo Sabres assistant coach and former NHL player, paying attention to his heart made all the difference. As a young man, Numminen was told by physicians that his heart murmur was nothing to worry about. So he didn’t give it … Read More

Descending Aortic Aneurysm: Time to Operate? (Video)

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.

Ascending Aortic Aneurysm: Time to Operate? (Video)

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, Cleveland Clinic’s Eric E. Roselli, MD, … Read More

Fixing Aortic Aneurysms (Video)

Fixing an aneurysm involves removing the diseased part of the blood vessel and replacing it with an artificial one. Depending on its location, this repair can be executed by making a small incision, using X-ray imaging and the latest technology to insert “stent graft.” Aneurysms involving the first portion of the aorta most often require open surgery. In this whiteboard session, … Read More

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What is Aortic Aneurysm? (Video)

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

All About the Aorta (Video)

The aorta is a huge blood vessel that’s as thick as the drainpipe under your kitchen sink. And it’s a key player in taking blood to your vital organs and various parts of your body. The aorta is divided up into sections, and location is everything when it comes to treating aortic aneurysms. In this whiteboard … Read More