A thoracic aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in the weakened wall of the aorta in the chest area, that can lead to several problems that can be life-threatening. Serious risks can be eradicated with timely diagnosis and treatment of thoracic aneurysm.
According to studies, the lack of information and awareness has led to a large number of deaths caused due to untreated large thoracic aneurysms of the aorta. But, once detected at an early stage we can easily resolve it with a proven set of surgical procedures and medical management, here is how:
To decide the best treatment for the thoracic aneurysm of the aorta we follow several procedures that depend on its size and rate of growth, location, and your overall health.
If a thoracic aneurysm is small and causes no symptoms, we can put you under observation and start treating your condition using medicine.
- Close monitoring of aneurysm with CT or MRI scans every 6 months.
- Blood pressure medication to control high blood pressure and decrease pressure on the weakened area of the aneurysm.
- Restriction of some physical activities.
- The decision to treat a thoracic aneurysm with surgery is determined by many symptoms, like
If an aneurysm is growing more than 1 centimeter (cm) per year.
- Signs of an aortic dissection
- Age of patient and patient’s overall medical condition.
How is a thoracic aortic aneurysm treated with surgery?
The current standard surgical treatment of a thoracic aortic aneurysm is an open heart approach. The main purpose of open-chest surgery is to treat thoracic aneurysms by replacing the weakened portion of the aorta with a fabric tube called a graft.
We can help you repair a thoracic aneurysm which is a surgical complicated process. The condition should now be neglected.
To help ensure the best results of thoracic aneurysm surgery, you will undergo a preoperative evaluation to check for atherosclerosis which is the hardening of the arteries that damages the artery walls.
- Screening of left ventricular
- Ultrasound Examination
- Pulmonary Function Testing using a spirometer
- Endocardiography for Aortic Valve Involvement
- CECT Scan for chest.
If the ascending aorta and aortic valve are involved in an Aneurysm or dissection, it requires a Bentall Surgery. Consult Dr. Kshitij Dubey now to get more information on your condition and suitable treatment.