Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
An aortic aneurysm is a weak area in the aorta and as blood flows through the aorta, the weak area bulges like a balloon and can burst if the balloon gets too big. Once an aneurysm reaches 5 cm in diameter, it is usually considered necessary to treat to prevent rupture.
Imaging is used to guide the catheter and graft inside the patient’s artery. For the procedure, an incision is made in the skin at the groin through which a catheter is passed into the femoral artery and directed to the aortic aneurysm. Through the catheter, the physician passes a stent graft that is compressed into a small diameter within the catheter. The stent-graft creates new walls in the blood vessel through which blood flows.
Benefits of Interventional Repair:
- No abdominal surgical incision
- No sutures, or sutures only at the groins
- Faster recovery, shorter time in the hospital
- No general anesthesia in some cases
- Reduced complications
Doctor Referral Required