Survival Rate: Endovascular Repair vs. Open Surgery of Aneurysm

How much better is the survival rate of an endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm when compared to open surgery? An endovascular repair of an AAA isn’t as complicated when compared to the more invasive, open Read more...

Best Time to Have Aortic Dissection Surgical Repair

An aortic dissection can kill you in two minutes; certainly there has to be a best time to suffer this life-threatening rupture of the heart's great vessel. A new study has linked specific time periods with Read more...

Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair Stent Breakthrough

Groundbreaking stent technology enables endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms that previously was not possible. Though endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms has been around for a while (mostly for the descending aorta), this doesn’t Read more...

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Can Cozaar Drug Shrink Aortic Aneurysm in Normal People?

Since the Cozaar drug significantly shrinks rate of aortic aneurysm growth in Marfan’s patients, how well could it work for normal patients? An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement of a portion of the aorta, Read more...

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Following Aortic Aneurysm: CT Scan vs. Echo vs. MRI

A cardiologist gives imaging information about following an aortic aneurysm. If you’ve been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, perhaps you’ve been wondering what is the most accurate imaging tool for which to “follow” it. Whether Read more...

Can Lifting Weights Cause Aortic Dilatation (Enlargement)?

A vascular surgeon who performs aortic repairs answers if weight lifting can cause aortic dilatation. “With regard to aortic dilatation in athletes, these kind of exercises (lifting weights) do in fact, over a long period Read more...

Can Beta Blockers Shrink Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?

A leading vascular surgeon discusses beta blockers can shrink an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Many people with abdominal (and thoracic) aortic aneurysms wonder if taking beta blockers will shrink the bulge. A beta blocker belongs to Read more...

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Why Can’t Stent Grafts Repair Ascending Aortic Aneurysm?

A vascular surgeon explains the reasons why stent grafts are not the solution for ascending aortic aneurysms. Perhaps you already know that stent graft repair of descending and abdominal aortic aneurysm is the repair procedure Read more...

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Do Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms Have a Genetic Cause?

Genetic variant identified in latest research into cause of aortic aneurysm. The latest research has discovered an association between a common genetic variant and a possible predisposition to an acute aortic dissection (AAD). The genetic Read more...

Stent Graft Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Eliminates Open Heart Surgery

Open chest surgery for treating aortic aneurysm is highly invasive, can take up to eight hours, and months to recover from. So is there any way to treat aortic aneurysm without cutting open the chest? Read more...

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Aortic Aneurysm Incidence in Bicuspid Aortic Valve

An aortic aneurysm is more likely to occur in someone who was born with a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). A recent investigation looked at the frequency of aortic aneurysm (and dissection) in people with BAV. Read more...

Lifting Weights with Aortic Aneurysm: “Straining” Defined

For those with a thoracic aortic aneurysm, the doctor’s restriction of “No straining” needs to be explained. The “No straining” rule typically applies to lifting weights. I've been a personal trainer, and if you’ve been Read more...

Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft Repair Soon Possible

Stent graft technology for the repair of an ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm is a marvel of medical advancement. Stent technology continues to evolve; soon, endovascular repair (stent grafting) will be more common with ascending aortic Read more...

THORACIC AORTIC ANEURYSM: Weightlifting & Cardio Guidelines

Top surgeons answer questions about just how much you can and cannot lift with a thoracic aortic aneurysm.  After doing extensive research in online medical journals regarding weightlifting limitations for people with a thoracic aortic Read more...

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