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SURGERY OF AORTA

Introduction

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What is the aorta? The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the human body. All arteries in the body come out of the aorta and carry blood to the head, neck, limbs and vital organs such as the kidneys, the liver and the brain. Weakening of the aortic wall leading to its expansion is called an aneurysm. Depending on where it occurs…

Symptoms

What are the symptoms? Most aortic aneurysms do not cause symptoms and are discovered by accident. The most frequent symptoms that may occur include the following: – Chest pain – Back pain – Abdominal pain – Shortness of breath – Speech problems – Paralysis – Coma.

Diagnosis

Surgical correction (replacement) of aneurysm. If the aneurysm has not reached a critical size, its continuous following and monitoring is required, and strict control of blood pressure. When the size of the aneurysm exceeds the limit, timely surgical treatment is required in order to prevent rupture of the aortic aneurysm.

Surgical correction

Surgical correction (replacement) of aneurysm. If the aneurysm has not reached a critical size, its continuous following and monitoring is required, and strict control of blood pressure. When the size of the aneurysm exceeds the limit, timely surgical treatment is required in order to prevent rupture of the aortic aneurysm.

What is next

 

What is next? – First you will be accommodated in the intensive care unit and you may feel confused – you will have a tube in your mouth and throat which will help you breathe. It is not comfortable and you will not be able to speak, however the nurses will help you communicate. – The breathing tube will stay until you can breathe independently – for a few hours.

How can I find out more information?

1. Talk to your doctor, nurse or other medical staff.

2. Become a part of our club of patients. This will provide you an opportunity to become familiar with more medical issues and to share your experiences with other patients.