Basic Guide aneurysm

Written by: Dr. Guillermo Reyes Copa
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

An aneurysm is an excessive and pathological increase in the diameter of the arteries. Cardiac surgeons are responsible for intervening the aneurysms of the ascending aorta (the one that is born from the heart).

In the aneurysm, in most cases the cause is not known , although some factors have been related to aneurysms such as high blood pressure and family history.


Symptoms of the aneurysm

In many cases, the aneurysm does not give symptoms and they are discovered by chance when performing an imaging test for any other reason. In the case of ascending aortic aneurysms it is very typical that they do not give any type of symptoms.



Treatment of aneurysm

The most effective solution to eradicate the problem is to remove that aneurysm and replace the artery with a prosthetic tube .

The reason for this is that as the diameter of the aneurysm increases, the risk of rupture increases, a situation of external seriousness when it occurs.. From the 45 mm diameter ascending aorta you should consult a cardiac surgeon to closely monitor your aneurysm.

In general, surgical intervention should be considered starting at 50-55 mm in diameter of the ascending aorta depending on other associated factors such as family history, collagen tissue diseases or the presence of a bicuspid aortic valve among others.

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By Dr. Guillermo Reyes Copa
Cardiovascular Disease

Leading expert on Cardiovascular Surgery, with special dedication to Coronary Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Aortic Valvular in different hospitals in Madrid. It is the first surgeon to perform transmyocardial revascularization Europe with laser and implantation of stem cells for treatment of angina in diffuse coronary disease.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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