Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is surgery that fixes a widened part in your aorta. The aorta is nothing but the large artery that carries blood to your belly i.e.abdomen, also pelvis, and legs. It is carried out is when part of this artery becomes so much large
It is in a section of the aorta that carries oxygen content blood from the heart to whole of the body. If the aneurysm is weak it can burst leading death with much bleeding.
Causes of an aortic aneurysm
As The wall of the aorta being elastic can stretch and then shrink back for blood flow.
High blood pressure and hardening of the arteries results weak artery walls.
Ian infection of the lining of the heart
A sudden, intense blow like hitting the steering wheel in a car accident, can damage the aorta.
The symptoms are:
A doctor finds them during tests done for other reasons. People having complains of belly, chest, or back pain and discomfort.
As Blood flow is slow in the bulging section of an aortic aneurysm it causes clots to form.
If there is Pain in the chest, abdomen, back, or over the kidneys there is A pulsating sensation in the abdomen.
If there is pain in toe being cold it blocks blood flow to the legs or feet.
If there is Fever or weight loss
Diagnosis of an aortic aneurysm:
It is found during a screening test for aneurysms.
It is discovered during an X-ray, ultrasound
Sometimes found during a routine physical exam.
The risk factors are:
Being over 65 years old.
High blood pressure.
Contact a doctor immediately if:
A pulsating mass in your abdomen.
Sudden weakness in the lower extremities on one side of the body.
Chest pain you have not experienced before.
If you find cold, black or blue painful toe for not any sure reason.
Contact for a doctor appointment if:
Fever or weight loss for no apparent reason.
If an aneurysm is diagnosed, then it is important to:
Pinpoint the location of the aneurysm.
Estimate its size.
Find out how fast it is growing.
Find out whether other blood vessels are involved.
See if there are blood clots or inflammation.
Lifestyle changes for aortic aneurysm
If you smoke try to stop. counseling can help you
Follow a heart-healthy diet,
And exercising at least 30 minutes. to raise your heart rate
Control high cholesterol.
Control high blood pressure.
Manage your weight.
Following points will be considered by surgen:
Whether you need the aneurysm repaired right away.
Whether you will be able to withstand a surgery or procedure.
Exact shape as well as location of your aneurysm should be recognized
Abdominal aortic aneurysm Repair options are:
Open repair surgery.