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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a bulge that forms in the wall of a blood vessel. In time the vessel wall weakens and the force of the blood pressure can lead to rupture of the vessel. Aneurysm rupture is the thirteenth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting over 15,000 per year and being more common in men than women. Aneurysm rupture is most frequently fatal.

Aortic aneurysms do not typically produce symptoms until they rupture, or a sudden onset of back, abdominal pain or syncope occurs. Most aneurysms are discovered by routine physical examination or when diagnostic imaging (such as ultrasound or x-ray) is performed.

Treatment for an aortic aneurysm is based on the individual patient, taking into account aneurysm size, patient's age and other medical conditions that may be present, such as severe heart or lung disease. Traditional treatment includes abdominal surgery and replacement of the aneurysm with a Dacron graft.

Endovascular repair is a less invasive option that, in many cases, carries fewer risks compared to conventional open surgical techniques, especially for older patients with associated significant medical problems. The decision to proceed with endovascular repair or open surgery is individualized for each patient. The current options for repair must be discussed in detail with a surgeon experienced in both techniques.

CVT Surgical Center maintains one of the largest experiences in the state of Louisiana, using the most sophisticated endovascular and conventional surgical techniques in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. We are experienced in the use and placement of all commercial available devices for endovascular aneurysm repair.

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