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Aortic aneurysm

Aortic aneurysm: Introduction

Aortic aneurysm: A localised dilatation of the aorta which results in a 50% increase in its diameter. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Aortic aneurysm is available below.

Symptoms of Aortic aneurysm

Treatments for Aortic aneurysm

  • Treatment of aortic aneurysms is influenced by the location of the aneurysm (thoracic or abdominal), the size of the aneurysm, whether the aneurysm has leaked or not (emergency rather than elective management), as well as the age, treatment preferences, and other health problems of the patient. Treatments include:
    • Observation - Often utilised with abdominal aneurysms < 5.5cm diameter
    • Aggressive control of risk factors - smoking cessation, control of high blood pressure and lipids
    • ICU supportive therapy for leaking aneurysms
    • Surgery
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Aortic aneurysm?

Aortic aneurysm: Related Patient Stories

Aortic aneurysm: Deaths

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Types of Aortic aneurysm

Aortic aneurysm: Complications

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Causes of Aortic aneurysm

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Disease Topics Related To Aortic aneurysm

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Aortic aneurysm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Aortic aneurysm

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Aortic aneurysm: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Aortic aneurysm

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Aortic aneurysm: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Aortic aneurysm

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Aortic aneurysm: Animations

Prognosis for Aortic aneurysm

Research about Aortic aneurysm

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Clinical Trials for Aortic aneurysm

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Aortic aneurysm

Aortic aneurysm: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Aortic aneurysm:

An aneurysm of the aorta - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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