Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Research Paper

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Treatments for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Early diagnosis of a thoracic aneurysm is critical to managing the condition. The larger the thoracic aortic aneurysm, or the faster it grows, the more likely it is to rupture. The risk of rupture increases when the aneurysm is larger than about twice the normal diameter of a healthy aorta blood vessel.

As I said awhile ago there is no symptoms so diagnosing with thoracic aneurysm is very difficult, and often the condition goes undiagnosed until a rupture occurs. If a thoracic aortic aneurysm is suspected, your physician may order the following tests:
• Chest x-ray
• Computed tomography (CT) scan
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
• Echocardiography (an ultrasound of the heart)
• Abdominal ultrasound
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The aneurysm will be watched for sign of changes, by closely monitoring your thoracic aortic aneurysm with CT or MRI scans on a regular basis or every 6-12 months.
High blood pressure is one of the particular symptoms of thoracic aortic aneurysm, if you have high blood pressure, your physician will prescribe blood pressure medication for you to lower at least your overall blood pressure and in the weakened area of the aneurysm. And there is this thing called a “statin” (or cholesterol lowering medication) to maintain the health of your blood vessels.
2. Surgical Repair
If the thoracic aortic aneurysm become larger or you are already causing symptoms, you will need a quick treatment to prevent a rupture from occurring. The weakened section of the vessel can be replaced with a stent graft of artificial material and surgically removed. If the aortic aneurysm is so close to the aortic valve (the one that regulates blood flow from the heart into the aorta), a valve should be replace if the physician recommended it during the
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This operation is so critical that in 5%-10% of the patient that undergoes in this kind of operation can die.
PREVENTION :
Staying healthy is one of the best solution to avoid not only this but almost all of the diseases. Being healthy specific therapy or lifestyle can prevent this by developing and maintaining good health is beneficial. Always check your blood pressure and do not smoke.
Of course there are complications if it is not treated quickly, because we all know that we can avoid financial problems in this life.
COMPLICATIONS :
• Tears in the wall and rupture of the aorta are the main complication of thoracic aortic aneurysm. A ruptured aneurysm is so dangerous that some people can die because of the internal bleeding.
• Trouble swallowing, Loss of consciousness, low blood pressure, trouble breathing, pain at the back, intense chest pain, shortness of breath, low blood pressure and weakness or paralysis of one side of the body sometimes the other sign for Stroke, are the symptoms that your thoracic aortic aneurysm has

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