What to know about aortic aneurysm?

Written by: Dr. Claudio Gandarias Zúñiga
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Aortic aneurysm is an abnormal dilation of a section of an artery, produced, according to experts in Vascular Surgery , by the weakness of the wall of the main blood vessel.


Diagnosis of Aortic Aneurysm

aortic aneurysm body In vascular surgery, aortic aneurysm diagnosed by accident when patients come to the consultation of the specialist and abdominal ultrasound or CT about perform other reasons.


Symptoms of Aortic Aneurysm

The downside of having this type of pathology is that it is asymptomatic. It takes a long time to detect this problem through some kind of signal. Only in complex cases, the patient has some type of symptom and when they appear suddenly manifest.


Treatment of Aortic Aneurysm

The treatment adopted for aortic aneurysm is a function of its location. If you do not receive timely treatment, the risk of breaking run. Currently, specialists differentiate two types of techniques:

  • The conventional surgical treatment.
  • Endovascular less aggressive treatment aimed at those patients whose anatomy allows.

Aftercare the Aortic Aneurysm

Normally, the patient aortic aneurysm can perform normal life controlling common risk factors of vascular diseases, such as hypertension or the cholesterol.

It is recommended that patients over 60 years aortic ultrasound is performed to rule out aneurysms.

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By Dr. Claudio Gandarias Zúñiga
Vascular Surgery

Doctor cum laude in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Alcalá. He has more than 35 years of experience in this field and specializes in Arterial and Endovascular Surgery in arterial and venous pathology.

He is currently head of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Unit of the San Francisco de Asís Hospital since 1996 and since 2015 he is head of the Angiology and Vascular Surgery Service of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital.

He has participated in more than 122 Communications to national and 55 international congresses; It has more than 31 publications in national and 4 international journals of the specialty Angiology and Vascular Surgery.

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