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COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is one of the life-threatening conditions causing a bulge in the artery supplying blood to the legs, pelvis, and belly. The aneurysm involves a weak spot in the wall of a blood vessel increasing the risk of breaking open and leading to severe bleeding. Often people, know it as a stomach aneurysm. 

An abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment relies on its size and fast development. Recommended treatment options involve frequent health checkups and imaging tests for emergency surgery if required in certain cases.

When to consult a doctor ?

An abdominal aortic aneurysm usually doesn’t have any symptoms, but when it breaks open, then the patient might experience symptoms. Here are some of the common abdominal aortic symptoms:

  • Consciousness loss 
  • Rapid heartbeat 
  • Sweaty and clammy skin 
  • Pain spreading from the core or back to the pelvis, legs, or buttocks 

It is recommended to visit a doctor and seek medical help if the following symptoms get severe:

  • Fainting 
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Dizziness 
  • Breath shortness 
  • Abdomen and sudden severe pain

What causes abdominal aortic aneurysm?

There are some conditions that lead to contributing the development of aneurysms. Here are the abdominal aortic aneurysm causes: 

  • Traumatic injuries causing tears in the artery wall 
  • Vasculitis also known as blood vessel inflammation
  • Cardiovascular illnesses 
  • Atherosclerosis 
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • The use of tobacco causes structural proteins loss in the artery wall that leads to decreased wall strength
  • Infection in the aorta 
  • Blood vessel illnesses 
  • High blood pressure

Treatment options

An abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment depends on the complete health including the type of aneurysm, size, location, and growth rate. Here are some of the treatment options which include:

  • Open abdominal surgery- This procedure is used for removing the aorta-damaged area. It is an invasive surgery type and needs a longer time to recover. It is required if an aneurysm is large or has broken open. 
  • Endovascular surgery- It is a less invasive surgery and doesn’t involve large incisions like traditional surgery. This surgery involves the use of a graft for stabilizing the aorta's weakened walls.
  • Monitoring- The doctor might involve regular monitoring with imaging tests rather than performing surgery for a small abdominal aortic aneurysm that is not more than 5.5 centimeters wide.

Why should you choose BM Birla Heart Research Centre for abdominal aortic aneurysms?

BM Birla Heart Research Centre is the only hospital delivering super specialty cardiac care to patients across the eastern region. The hospital has integrated experienced and professional cardiac surgeons, including the best cardiologists and support staff holding expertise in their fields. They are skilled to manage the intricate cardiology and cardiac surgery requirements. Our experts have the expertise of managing conditions like abominable aortic aneurysm among all other services. So, if you are looking for abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment, book your appointment with our health experts now.


Can an abdominal aortic aneurysm shrink?

There is no medication, supplement, or treatment that can shrink down abdominal aortic aneurysm.

How long does abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery take?

The surgery of abdominal aortic aneurysm usually takes around 2 to 4 hours. 


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