What is aortic aneurysm treatment?

Aortic Aneurysm Treatment

Why is aortic aneurysm surgery done?

Repairing an aortic aneurysm is often recommended if the aneurysm is at risk of bursting open (rupturing). Aortic aneurysms that are large, that cause symptoms, or that quickly get bigger are considered at risk of rupturing.

Your doctor will work with you to decide which type of repair surgery—open or endovascular—is right for you. Your doctor will check:

  • The shape and location of your aneurysm.
  • Your age and overall health, to make sure that you are healthy enough for a surgery.
  • If you are able and willing to have the yearly tests that are needed after endovascular repair. Testing is done less often after an open repair.

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