Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
Abnormal outpouching in the wall of intracranial blood vessels. Most common are the saccular (berry) aneurysms located at branch points in CIRCLE OF WILLIS at the base of the brain. Vessel rupture results in SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Giant aneurysms (>2.5 cm in diameter) may compress adjacent structures, including the OCULOMOTOR NERVE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p841)
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Aneurysm caused by a tear in the TUNICA INTIMA of a blood vessel leading to interstitial HEMORRHAGE, and splitting (dissecting) of the vessel wall, often involving the AORTA. Dissection between the intima and media causes luminal occlusion. Dissection at the media, or between the media and the outer adventitia causes aneurismal dilation.
A localized bulging or dilatation in the muscle wall of a heart (MYOCARDIUM), usually in the LEFT VENTRICLE. Blood-filled aneurysms are dangerous because they may burst. Fibrous aneurysms interfere with the heart function through the loss of contractility. True aneurysm is bound by the vessel wall or cardiac wall. False aneurysms are HEMATOMA caused by myocardial rupture.
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
A method of hemostasis utilizing various agents such as Gelfoam, silastic, metal, glass, or plastic pellets, autologous clot, fat, and muscle as emboli. It has been used in the treatment of spinal cord and INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS, renal arteriovenous fistulas, gastrointestinal bleeding, epistaxis, hypersplenism, certain highly vascular tumors, traumatic rupture of blood vessels, and control of operative hemorrhage.
Not an aneurysm but a well-defined collection of blood and CONNECTIVE TISSUE outside the wall of a blood vessel or the heart. It is the containment of a ruptured blood vessel or heart, such as sealing a rupture of the left ventricle. False aneurysm is formed by organized THROMBUS and HEMATOMA in surrounding tissue.
Surgical Procedures, Elective
Surgery which could be postponed or not done at all without danger to the patient. Elective surgery includes procedures to correct non-life-threatening medical problems as well as to alleviate conditions causing psychological stress or other potential risk to patients, e.g., cosmetic or contraceptive surgery.
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
A method of delineating blood vessels by subtracting a tissue background image from an image of tissue plus intravascular contrast material that attenuates the X-ray photons. The background image is determined from a digitized image taken a few moments before injection of the contrast material. The resulting angiogram is a high-contrast image of the vessel. This subtraction technique allows extraction of a high-intensity signal from the superimposed background information. The image is thus the result of the differential absorption of X-rays by different tissues.
Reconstruction or repair of a blood vessel, which includes the widening of a pathological narrowing of an artery or vein by the removal of atheromatous plaque material and/or the endothelial lining as well, or by dilatation (BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY) to compress an ATHEROMA. Except for ENDARTERECTOMY, usually these procedures are performed via catheterization as minimally invasive ENDOVASCULAR PROCEDURES.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
An autosomal dominant disorder of CONNECTIVE TISSUE with abnormal features in the heart, the eye, and the skeleton. Cardiovascular manifestations include MITRAL VALVE PROLAPSE, dilation of the AORTA, and aortic dissection. Other features include lens displacement (ectopia lentis), disproportioned long limbs and enlarged DURA MATER (dural ectasia). Marfan syndrome is associated with mutations in the gene encoding fibrillin, a major element of extracellular microfibrils of connective tissue.
Bleeding into the intracranial or spinal SUBARACHNOID SPACE, most resulting from INTRACRANIAL ANEURYSM rupture. It can occur after traumatic injuries (SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE, TRAUMATIC). Clinical features include HEADACHE; NAUSEA; VOMITING, nuchal rigidity, variable neurological deficits and reduced mental status.
Mesenteric Artery, Inferior
The artery supplying nearly all the left half of the transverse colon, the whole of the descending colon, the sigmoid colon, and the greater part of the rectum. It is smaller than the superior mesenteric artery (MESENTERIC ARTERY, SUPERIOR) and arises from the aorta above its bifurcation into the common iliac arteries.
Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
Spinal Cord Ischemia
Reduced blood flow to the spinal cord which is supplied by the anterior spinal artery and the paired posterior spinal arteries. This condition may be associated with ARTERIOSCLEROSIS, trauma, emboli, diseases of the aorta, and other disorders. Prolonged ischemia may lead to INFARCTION of spinal cord tissue.
Mesenteric Artery, Superior
A large vessel supplying the whole length of the small intestine except the superior part of the duodenum. It also supplies the cecum and the ascending part of the colon and about half the transverse part of the colon. It arises from the anterior surface of the aorta below the celiac artery at the level of the first lumbar vertebra.
The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.
Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are invasive or surgical in nature, and require the expertise of a specially trained radiologist. In general, they are more invasive than diagnostic imaging but less invasive than major surgery. They often involve catheterization, fluoroscopy, or computed tomography. Some examples include percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, percutaneous transthoracic biopsy, balloon angioplasty, and arterial embolization.
Matrix Metalloproteinase 9
Homopolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Nonflammable, tough, inert plastic tubing or sheeting; used to line vessels, insulate, protect or lubricate apparatus; also as filter, coating for surgical implants or as prosthetic material. Synonyms: Fluoroflex; Fluoroplast; Ftoroplast; Halon; Polyfene; PTFE; Tetron.
Tomography, Spiral Computed
Computed tomography where there is continuous X-ray exposure to the patient while being transported in a spiral or helical pattern through the beam of irradiation. This provides improved three-dimensional contrast and spatial resolution compared to conventional computed tomography, where data is obtained and computed from individual sequential exposures.
An abnormal anatomical passage between the INTESTINE, and another segment of the intestine or other organs. External intestinal fistula is connected to the SKIN (enterocutaneous fistula). Internal intestinal fistula can be connected to a number of organs, such as STOMACH (gastrocolic fistula), the BILIARY TRACT (cholecystoduodenal fistula), or the URINARY BLADDER of the URINARY TRACT (colovesical fistula). Risk factors include inflammatory processes, cancer, radiation treatment, and surgical misadventures (MEDICAL ERRORS).
Carotid Artery Diseases
Anterior Cerebral Artery
Carotid Artery, Internal
Matrix Metalloproteinase 2
Databases as Topic
An abnormal direct communication between an artery and a vein without passing through the CAPILLARIES. An A-V fistula usually leads to the formation of a dilated sac-like connection, arteriovenous aneurysm. The locations and size of the shunts determine the degree of effects on the cardiovascular functions such as BLOOD PRESSURE and HEART RATE.
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
Unanticipated information discovered in the course of testing or medical care. Used in discussions of information that may have social or psychological consequences, such as when it is learned that a child's biological father is someone other than the putative father, or that a person tested for one disease or disorder has, or is at risk for, something else.
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Predictive Value of Tests
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Platinum. A heavy, soft, whitish metal, resembling tin, atomic number 78, atomic weight 195.09, symbol Pt. (From Dorland, 28th ed) It is used in manufacturing equipment for laboratory and industrial use. It occurs as a black powder (platinum black) and as a spongy substance (spongy platinum) and may have been known in Pliny's time as "alutiae".
An autosomal dominant aneurysm with multisystem abnormalities caused by increased TGF-BETA signaling due to mutations in type I or II of TGF-BETA RECEPTOR. Additional craniofacial features include CLEFT PALATE; CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS; HYPERTELORISM; or bifid uvula. Phenotypes closely resemble MARFAN SYNDROME; Marfanoid craniosynostosis syndrome (Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome); and EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME.
A slowly progressive condition of unknown etiology, characterized by deposition of fibrous tissue in the retroperitoneal space compressing the ureters, great vessels, bile duct, and other structures. When associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm, it may be called chronic periaortitis or inflammatory perianeurysmal fibrosis.
The therapy of the same disease in a patient, with the same agent or procedure repeated after initial treatment, or with an additional or alternate measure or follow-up. It does not include therapy which requires more than one administration of a therapeutic agent or regimen. Retreatment is often used with reference to a different modality when the original one was inadequate, harmful, or unsuccessful.
Disease Models, Animal
Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Severity of Illness Index
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
A nonparametric method of compiling LIFE TABLES or survival tables. It combines calculated probabilities of survival and estimates to allow for observations occurring beyond a measurement threshold, which are assumed to occur randomly. Time intervals are defined as ending each time an event occurs and are therefore unequal. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1995)
Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Finite Element Analysis
An octapeptide that is a potent but labile vasoconstrictor. It is produced from angiotensin I after the removal of two amino acids at the C-terminal by ANGIOTENSIN CONVERTING ENZYME. The amino acid in position 5 varies in different species. To block VASOCONSTRICTION and HYPERTENSION effect of angiotensin II, patients are often treated with ACE INHIBITORS or with ANGIOTENSIN II TYPE 1 RECEPTOR BLOCKERS.
Posterior Cerebral Artery
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Duplex
Cardiovascular manifestations of SYPHILIS, an infection of TREPONEMA PALLIDUM. In the late stage of syphilis, sometimes 20-30 years after the initial infection, damages are often seen in the blood vessels including the AORTA and the AORTIC VALVE. Clinical signs include syphilitic aortitis, aortic insufficiency, or aortic ANEURYSM.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Conditions in which the KIDNEYS perform below the normal level in the ability to remove wastes, concentrate URINE, and maintain ELECTROLYTE BALANCE; BLOOD PRESSURE; and CALCIUM metabolism. Renal insufficiency can be classified by the degree of kidney damage (as measured by the level of PROTEINURIA) and reduction in GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE.
Rare chronic inflammatory disease involving the small blood vessels. It is of unknown etiology and characterized by mucocutaneous ulceration in the mouth and genital region and uveitis with hypopyon. The neuro-ocular form may cause blindness and death. SYNOVITIS; THROMBOPHLEBITIS; gastrointestinal ulcerations; RETINAL VASCULITIS; and OPTIC ATROPHY may occur as well.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
A class of protein components which can be found in several lipoproteins including HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS; VERY-LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS; and CHYLOMICRONS. Synthesized in most organs, Apo E is important in the global transport of lipids and cholesterol throughout the body. Apo E is also a ligand for LDL receptors (RECEPTORS, LDL) that mediates the binding, internalization, and catabolism of lipoprotein particles in cells. There are several allelic isoforms (such as E2, E3, and E4). Deficiency or defects in Apo E are causes of HYPERLIPOPROTEINEMIA TYPE III.
Circle of Willis
A polygonal anastomosis at the base of the brain formed by the internal carotid (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL), proximal parts of the anterior, middle, and posterior cerebral arteries (ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY; MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY; POSTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY), the anterior communicating artery and the posterior communicating arteries.
Coated Materials, Biocompatible
Heart Bypass, Left
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Sensitivity and Specificity
The expenses incurred by a hospital in providing care. The hospital costs attributed to a particular patient care episode include the direct costs plus an appropriate proportion of the overhead for administration, personnel, building maintenance, equipment, etc. Hospital costs are one of the factors which determine HOSPITAL CHARGES (the price the hospital sets for its services).
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
Microsurgical revascularization to improve intracranial circulation. It usually involves joining the extracranial circulation to the intracranial circulation but may include extracranial revascularization (e.g., subclavian-vertebral artery bypass, subclavian-external carotid artery bypass). It is performed by joining two arteries (direct anastomosis or use of graft) or by free autologous transplantation of highly vascularized tissue to the surface of the brain.
Matrix Metalloproteinase 12
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome
An acute, febrile, mucocutaneous condition accompanied by swelling of cervical lymph nodes in infants and young children. The principal symptoms are fever, congestion of the ocular conjunctivae, reddening of the lips and oral cavity, protuberance of tongue papillae, and edema or erythema of the extremities.
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Reproducibility of Results
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
A systemic inflammatory response to a variety of clinical insults, characterized by two or more of the following conditions: (1) fever >38 degrees C or HYPOTHERMIA 90 beat/minute; (3) tachypnea >24 breaths/minute; (4) LEUKOCYTOSIS >12,000 cells/cubic mm or 10% immature forms. While usually related to infection, SIRS can also be associated with noninfectious insults such as TRAUMA; BURNS; or PANCREATITIS. If infection is involved, a patient with SIRS is said to have SEPSIS.
Vertebral Artery Dissection
Splitting of the vessel wall in the VERTEBRAL ARTERY. Interstitial hemorrhage into the media of the vessel wall can lead to occlusion of the vertebral artery, aneurysm formation, or THROMBOEMBOLISM. Vertebral artery dissection is often associated with TRAUMA and injuries to the head-neck region but can occur spontaneously.
Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Carotid Artery, Common
The two principal arteries supplying the structures of the head and neck. They ascend in the neck, one on each side, and at the level of the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, each divides into two branches, the external (CAROTID ARTERY, EXTERNAL) and internal (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL) carotid arteries.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
Equipment Failure Analysis
Myocytes, Smooth Muscle
Serum triglyceride: a possible risk factor for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. (1/3079)BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the relationship between ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and serum concentrations of lipids and apolipoproteins. METHODS: A cohort of 21 520 men, aged 35-64 years, was recruited from men attending the British United Provident Association (BUPA) clinic in London for a routine medical examination in 1975-1982. Smoking habits, weight, height and blood pressure were recorded at entry. Lipids and apolipoproteins were measured in stored serum samples from the 30 men who subsequently died of ruptured AAA and 150 matched controls. RESULTS: Triglyceride was strongly related to risk of ruptured AAA. In univariate analyses the risk in men on the 90th centile of the distribution relative to the risk in men on the 10th (RO10-90) was 12 (95% confidence interval [CI] : 3.8-37) for triglyceride, 5.5 (95% CI: 1.8-17) for apolipoprotein B (apoB) (the protein component of low density lipoprotein [LDL]), 0.15 (95% CI : 0.04-0.56) for apo A1 (the protein component of high density lipoprotein [HDL]), 3.7 (95% CI: 1.4-9.4) for body mass index and 3.0 (95% CI: 1.1-8.5) for systolic blood pressure. Lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)) was not a significant risk factor (RO10-90 = 1.6, 95% CI: 0.6-3.0). In multivariate analysis triglyceride retained its strong association. CONCLUSION: Triglyceride appears to be a strong risk factor for ruptured AAA, although further studies are required to clarify this. If this and other associations are cause and effect, then changing the distribution of risk factors in the population (by many people stopping smoking and adopting a lower saturated fat diet and by lowering blood pressure) could achieve an important reduction in mortality from ruptured AAA. (+info)
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms: selecting patients for surgery. (2/3079)OBJECTIVES: Mortality from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (RAAA) remains high. Despite this, withholding surgery on poor-prognosis patients with RAAA may create a difficult dilemma for the surgeon. Hardman et al. identified five independent, preoperative risk factors associated with mortality and proposed a model for preoperative patient selection. The aim of this study was to test the validity of the same model in an independent series of RAAA patients. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients undergoing surgery for RAAA was analysed retrospectively by case-note review. Thirty-day operative mortality and the presence of the five risk factors: age (> 76 years), creatinine (Cr) (> 190 mumol/l), haemoglobin (Hb) (< 9 g/dl), loss of consciousness and electrocardiographic (ECG) evidence of ischaemia were recorded for each patient. RESULTS: Complete data sets existed for 69 patients (mean age: 73 years, range: 38-86 years, male to female ratio: 6:1). Operative mortality was 43%. The cumulative effect of 0, 1 and 2 risk factors on mortality was 18%, 28% and 48%, respectively. All patients with three or more risk factors died (eight patients). CONCLUSIONS: These results lend support to the validity of the model. The potential to avoid surgery in patients with little or no chance of survival would spare unnecessary suffering, reduce operative mortality and enhance use of scarce resources. (+info)
Incisional hernias in patients with aortic aneurysmal disease: the importance of suture technique. (3/3079)OBJECTIVE: To study the rate of incisional hernia at 12 months in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair compared with others undergoing other surgery through midline incisions. METHODS: A prospective study of 1023 patients, 85 of these with aneurysmal disease. Wounds were continuously closed and the suture technique was monitored by the suture length to wound length ratio. RESULTS: Wound incisions were longer and operations lasted longer in aneurysm patients than in others. Incisional hernia was less common if closure was with a suture length to wound length ratio of at least four. Wounds were closed with a ratio of four or more in 39% (33 of 85) of aneurysm patients and in 59% (546 of 923) of others (p < 0.01). In aneurysm patients no wound dehiscence was recorded, the rate of wound infection was low and incisional hernia occurred in the same amount as in others. CONCLUSIONS: It is concluded that the rate of incisional hernia is similar in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysmal disease and others. Wounds are closed with a less meticulous suture technique in aneurysm patients. (+info)
Is there a relationship between abdominal aortic aneurysms and alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (PiZ)? (4/3079)OBJECTIVE: To determine if the frequency of alpha 1AT deficiency (PiZ) is increased in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and, to investigate whether aneurysmal stiffness and other clinical characteristics differ in AAA patients with and without alpha 1AT deficiency. METHODS: We identified alpha 1AT-deficient individuals by a monoclonal-antibody ELISA technique, in 102 consecutive patients with AAA. Positive ELISA samples were further phenotyped by isoelectric focusing to differentiate between the heterozygosity (PiZ) and homozygosity (PiZZ) state. Aneurysmal diameter and stiffness was measured using echotracking sonography and blood pressure measurements. RESULTS: The frequency of heterozygous alpha 1AT deficiency (PiZ) in patients with AAA was similar to that in the general population (6.8% and 4.7%, respectively, p > 0.3). The frequency of popliteal and femoral aneurysm was similar in male PiZ-carriers and non-carriers with AAA, as were age at diagnosis of AAA, aneurysmal diameter, aneurysmal stiffness, and presence of factors that may be associated with AAA (i.e. smoking, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and family history of AAA). Occurrence of ischaemic heart disease was more frequent in male non-PiZ-carriers than in male PiZ-carriers with AAA (p = 0.03). CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of alpha 1AT deficiency (PiZ) was not increased in our series of patients with AAA and patients in whom the two disorders coexisted did not appear to have different clinical characteristics except for the lower occurrence of ischaemic heart disease among the PiZ-carriers. (+info)
Repair of ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is worthwhile in selected cases. (5/3079)INTRODUCTION: The risks and benefits of operating on patients with ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) have not been defined. The aim of the present study is to report this unit's experience with operations performed for ruptured TAAA over a 10-year period. METHODS: Interrogation of a prospectively gathered computerised database. PATIENTS: Between 1 January 1983 and 30 June 1996, 188 consecutive patients with TAAA were operated on, of whom 23 (12%) were operated for rupture. RESULTS: There were nine survivors (40%). Patients whose preoperative systolic blood pressure remained above 100 mmHg were significantly more likely to survive (4/8 vs. 13/15, p = 0.03 by Fisher's exact test). Survival was also related to Crawford type: type I (two of three survived); II (none of six); III (two of six); and IV (five of eight). All non-type II, non-shocked patients survived operation. Survivors spent a median of 28 (range 10-66) postoperative days in hospital, of which a median of 6 (range 2-24) days were spent in the intensive care unit. Survivor morbidity comprised prolonged ventilation (> 5 days) (n = 3); tracheostomy (n = 1); and temporary haemofiltration (n = 2). No survivor developed paraplegia or required permanent dialysis. CONCLUSIONS: Patients in shock with a Crawford type II aneurysm have such a poor prognosis that intervention has to be questioned except in the most favourable of circumstances. However, patients with types I, III and IV who are not shocked on presentation can be salvaged and, where possible, should be transferred to a unit where appropriate expertise and facilities are available. (+info)
The value of late computed tomographic scanning in identification of vascular abnormalities after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. (6/3079)PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of late arterial abnormalities after aortic aneurysm repair and thus to suggest a routine for postoperative radiologic follow-up examination and to establish reference criteria for endovascular repair. METHODS: Computed tomographic (CT) scan follow-up examination was obtained at 8 to 9 years after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair on a cohort of patients enrolled in the Canadian Aneurysm Study. The original registry consisted of 680 patients who underwent repair of nonruptured AAA. When the request for CT scan follow-up examination was sent in 1994, 251 patients were alive and potentially available for CT scan follow-up examination and 94 patients agreed to undergo abdominal and thoracic CT scanning procedures. Each scan was interpreted independently by two vascular radiologists. RESULTS: For analysis, the aorta was divided into five defined segments and an aneurysm was defined as a more than 50% enlargement from the expected normal value as defined in the reporting standards for aneurysms. With this strict definition, 64.9% of patients had aneurysmal dilatation and the abnormality was considered as a possible indication for surgical repair in 13.8%. Of the 39 patients who underwent initial repair with a tube graft, 12 (30.8%) were found to have an iliac aneurysm and six of these aneurysms (15.4%) were of possible surgical significance. Graft dilatation was observed from the time of operation (median graft size of 18 mm) to a median size of 22 mm as measured by means of CT scanning at follow-up examination. Fluid or thrombus was seen around the graft in 28% of the cases, and bowel was believed to be intimately associated with the graft in 7%. CONCLUSION: Late follow-up CT scans after AAA repair often show vascular abnormalities. Most of these abnormalities are not clinically significant, but, in 13.8% of patients, the thoracic or abdominal aortic segment was aneurysmal and, in 15.4% of patients who underwent tube graft placement, one of the iliac arteries was significantly abnormal to warrant consideration for surgical repair. On the basis of these findings, a routine CT follow-up examination after 5 years is recommended. This study provides a population-based study for comparison with the results of endovascular repair. (+info)
Suppression of experimental abdominal aortic aneurysms by systemic treatment with a hydroxamate-based matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (RS 132908). (7/3079)BACKGROUND: Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are associated with chronic inflammation, disruption of medial elastin, and increased local production of elastolytic matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The purpose of this study was to investigate how treatment with a hydroxamate-based MMP antagonist (RS 132908) might affect the development of experimental AAAs. METHODS: Male Wistar rats underwent intraluminal perfusion of the abdominal aorta with 50 units of porcine pancreatic elastase followed by treatment for 14 days with RS 132908 (100 mg/kg/day subcutaneously; n = 8) or with vehicle alone (n = 6). The external aortic diameter (AD) was measured in millimeters before elastase perfusion and at death, with AAA defined as an increase in AD (DeltaAD) of at least 100%. Aortic wall elastin and collagen concentrations were measured with assays for desmosine and hydroxyproline, and fixed aortic tissues were examined by light microscopy. RESULTS: AAAs developed in all vehicle-treated rats, with a mean AD (+/- SE) that increased from 1.60 +/- 0.03 mm before perfusion to 5.98 +/- 1.02 mm on day 14 (DeltaAD = 276.4 +/- 67.7%). AAAs developed in only five of eight animals (62.5%) after MMP inhibition, with a mean AD that increased from 1.56 +/- 0.05 mm to 3.59 +/- 0.34 mm (DeltaAD = 128.1 +/- 18.7%; P <.05, vs vehicle). The overall inhibition of aortic dilatation attributable to RS 132908 was 53.6 +/- 6.8%. Aortic wall desmosine fell by 85.4% in the vehicle-treated rats (1210.6 +/- 87.8 pmol/sample to 176.7 +/- 33.4 pmol/sample; P <.05) but only by 65.6% in the animals treated with RS 312908 (416.2 +/- 120.5 pmol/sample). In contrast, hydroxyproline was not significantly affected by either elastase perfusion or drug treatment. Microscopic examination revealed the preservation of pericellular elastin and a greater degree of fibrocollagenous wall thickening after MMP inhibition, with no detectable difference in the extent of inflammation. CONCLUSIONS: Systemic MMP inhibition suppresses aneurysmal dilatation in the elastase-induced rodent model of AAA. Consistent with its direct inhibitory effect on various MMPs, RS 132908 promotes the preservation of aortic elastin and appears to enhance a profibrotic response within the aortic wall. Hydroxamate-based MMP antagonists may therefore be useful in the development of pharmacologic approaches to the suppression of AAAs. (+info)
Infrarenal endoluminal bifurcated stent graft infected with Listeria monocytogenes. (8/3079)Prosthetic graft infection as a result of Listeria monocytogenes is an extremely rare event that recently occurred in a 77-year-old man who underwent endoluminal stent grafting for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. The infected aortic endoluminal prosthesis was removed by means of en bloc resection of the aneurysm and contained endograft with in situ aortoiliac reconstruction. At the 10-month follow-up examination, the patient was well and had no signs of infection. (+info)
A novel use of ultrasound in pulseless electrical activity: The diagnosis of an acute abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A novel use of ultrasound in pulseless electrical activity. T2 - The diagnosis of an acute abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. AU - Hendrickson, Robert G.. AU - Dean, Anthony J.. AU - Costantino, Thomas G.. PY - 2001/8/20. Y1 - 2001/8/20. N2 - We report a case of a patient who presented to the Emergency Department with pulseless electrical activity. A rapid diagnosis of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm was made by Emergency Medicine bedside ultrasonography. On arrival, the patient was without palpable pulses and bradycardic. Therapy with epinephrine, fluids, and atropine was initiated. A bedside ultrasound was immediately performed and revealed coordinated cardiac motion with empty ventricles. A rapid search for signs of blood loss in the abdomen revealed a large abdominal aortic aneurysm. Pulses were restored with fluid, blood, and epinephrine and surgical intervention was begun within 30 min of patient arrival.. AB - We report a case of a patient who presented to the Emergency ...
Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm after intravitreal bevacizumab injection: a case report | Journal of Medical Case Reports ...
We describe the case of a man who died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture after an intravitreal injection of bevacizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. A 74-year-old Korean man presented with visual disturbance in his right eye. He had previously been diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension, which were controlled with oral medications. We diagnosed him with neovascular age-related macular degeneration and he was treated by monthly intravitreal injection of bevacizumab for three months. Four days after his third intravitreal bevacizumab injection, he died of an abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture and uncontrolled bleeding. Abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture is highly lethal and there is a possible correlation with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab. Thus, we need to consider the risks of intravitreal bevacizumab injections for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Global Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Devices Market Research Report 2017-2021 - BizPR.us | US Free Press...
Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Devices Report by Material, Application, and Geography Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth research report on the worlds major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).. Get Sample copy of the Report: http://sacinsight.com/report/global-endovascular-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-devices-market-research-report-2017_9dimen/. The report firstly introduced the Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Devices basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on. Then it analyzed the worlds main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc. In the end, the report introduced new ...
Endovascular infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair | Heart
Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair has undergone a revolution since Volodos and Parodi described endoluminal repair in the early 1990s. Subsequent data from large registries have confirmed its efficacy. Randomised controlled trials have shown that although endoluminal repair may not be as cost effective as open repair, it can be performed with a lower mortality in patients fit for open repair. Some European countries (eg, Belgium) have taken the results of these trials to rationalise the number of hospitals able to do endovascular repair. The devices continue to improve and although most require open surgical access at present, in future percutaneous access will become the norm. This article reviews the current state of endoluminal aortic aneurysm repair in the infrarenal aorta. ...
Could You Please Tell Me Something About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Warning Signs? - Healthtopquestions - HTQ
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is an aneurysmal dilatation of the abdominal aorta, usually defined as an aneurysm whose diameter increases by more than 50%. Abdominal aortic aneurysms are predominant in elderly males, with a male-to-female ratio of 10:3. Smoking significantly increases the risk of aneurysm rupture. Most abdominal aortic aneurysms are lesions below the renal artery level. Common causes include atherosclerosis, and other rare causes include cystic degeneration of the middle layer of the artery, syphilis, congenital dysplasia, trauma, infection, connective tissue disease, etc. Common risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm include smoking, hypertension, old age, male, etc. Most patients are asymptomatic and are often found by chance by physical examination for other reasons. A typical abdominal aortic aneurysm is an expansive mass pulsating laterally and anteroposterior. Half of the patients are accompanied by vascular murmurs. A few patients have symptoms of compression. Abdominal ...
Devices for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Devices for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. AU - Lipsitz, E.. AU - Veith, F. J.. AU - Ohki, T.. PY - 2001/5/22. Y1 - 2001/5/22. N2 - Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide whose incidence is increasing. Traditionally these aneurysms have been repaired by a standard surgical approach. Over the past decade, spurred by the development of endovascular therapies for a variety of vascular pathologies, the endoluminal treatment of AAAs has rapidly proliferated. Early stent-grafts used to treat AAAs were primarily home-made. Presently there are a number of industry-made devices available on both an investigational and approved for use basis and the number is growing. This review focuses on the types of stent-grafts currently available, indications for use and patient selection, as well as new patents issued over the years 1998 - 2000. The ideal stent-graft is yet to be developed and not all AAAs are amenable to ...
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Health Encyclopedia - University of Rochester Medical Center
About 3 out of 4 abdominal aortic aneurysms dont cause symptoms. An aneurysm may be found by X-ray, computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that was done for other reasons. Since abdominal aneurysm may not have symptoms, its called the silent killer because it may rupture before being diagnosed. Pain is the most common symptom of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The pain associated with an abdominal aortic aneurysm may be located in the abdomen, chest, lower back, or groin area. The pain may be severe or dull. Sudden, severe pain in the back or abdomen may mean the aneurysm is about to rupture. This is a life-threatening medical emergency. Abdominal aortic aneurysms may also cause a pulsing sensation, similar to a heartbeat, in the abdomen. The symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm may look like other medical conditions or problems. Always see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm linked to dysregulated tryptophan metabolism, study finds | Science Codex
ATLANTA--Researchers have found a link between dysregulated tryptophan metabolism and abdominal aortic aneurysm, a life-threatening vascular disease, according to a new study led by Georgia State University.. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a permanent, localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in the abdomen that provides blood to the organs and tissues of the abdomen, pelvis and legs. Because the abdominal aorta is one of four sections of the aorta, the bodys main supplier of blood, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding, according to the Mayo Clinic.. Abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs in up to 9 percent of adults older than 65 years of age, with about 15,000 deaths each year in the United States after rupture. Abdominal aortic aneurysms often grow slowly and without symptoms, making them difficult to detect.. There are no proven therapeutic strategies to block progression of the disease and rupture of the abdominal aorta. The only possible ...
Editors Choice - Five Year Outcomes of the Endurant Stent Graft for Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in the...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Editors Choice - Five Year Outcomes of the Endurant Stent Graft for Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in the ENGAGE Registry. AU - Teijink, Joep A W. AU - Power, Adam H. AU - Böckler, Dittmar. AU - Peeters, Patrick. AU - van Sterkenburg, Steven. AU - Bouwman, Lee H. AU - Verhagen, Hence J. AU - Bosiers, Marc. AU - Riambau, Vincente. AU - Becquemin, Jean-Pierre. AU - Cuypers, Philippe. AU - van Sambeek, Marc. N1 - Copyright © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.. PY - 2019/8. Y1 - 2019/8. KW - Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal/diagnostic imaging. KW - Blood Vessel Prosthesis. KW - Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation/adverse effects. KW - Endovascular Procedures/adverse effects. KW - Humans. KW - Postoperative Complications/mortality. KW - Progression-Free Survival. KW - Prospective Studies. KW - Prosthesis Design. KW - Registries. KW - Risk Assessment. KW - Risk Factors. KW - Stents. KW - Time Factors. KW - EVAR TRIAL 1. KW - EVAR. KW - ...
Aplicação do Glasgow Aneurysm Score como modelo preditivo de mortalidade em doentes com rutura de aneurisma da aorta abdominal
Introdução. O updated Glasgow Aneurysm Score (uGAS), projetado para prever a mortalidade/morbilidade perioperatórias após rAAA, revelou ser um bom preditor de resultados a curto prazo após o tratamento com cirurgia convencional (CC) e Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR). Os objetivos foram caracterizar os doentes operados a Aneurisma da Aorta Abdominal roto (AAAr) e avaliar a aplicabilidade do uGAS na população de doentes de uma instituição terciária nacional, com capacidade de rEVAR.. Métodos. Fizemos uma análise retrospetiva dos doentes operados, no nosso serviço, a AAAr entre fevereiro/2011 e fevereiro/2015. As variáveis foram obtidas através da pesquisa numa base de dados de AAAr da instituição e incluíram: idade, sexo, presença de doença cardíaca, doença cerebrovascular, doença renal aguda/crónica e existência de choque pré‐operatório. Foi obtida a mortalidade perioperatória (30 dias ou intra‐hospitalar). O score de risco foi aplicado retrospetivamente e a ...
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Global Market Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2015 Outline in New Market Research Reports
“The Report Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2015 provides information on pricing, market analysis, shares, forecast, and company profiles for key industry participants. - MarketResearchReports.biz”Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2015" provides data on the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. It...
Conservation and New Technology: The Impact on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
The last decade has represented a time of fundamental change in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). Potentially, vascular surgeons will either acquire catheter-based skills or relinquish the care for many patients with infrarenal AAA. We investigated AAA referral patterns and method of AAA repair after the establishment of an endovascular AAA program at our institution. We conducted a retrospective review of elective AAA repairs after the initiation of an endovascular AAA program in April 1994. Six vascular surgeons performed all procedures with a clear distinction between the surgeons (n=3) who performed traditional AAA repair only and those (n=3) who managed AAAs by means of either endovascular or traditional treatment. From April 1994 through December 2000, 740 elective AAA repairs were performed. During this time the mean number of AAA repairs has been 106/year ranging from 75 to 155/year. More notable however is the steady increase in the percentage of endovascular AAA ...
Theoretical mechanism of temporary renal function improvement after abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Theoretical mechanism of temporary renal function improvement after abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. AU - Hoshina, Katsuyuki. AU - Akai, Takafumi. AU - Ohshima, Marie. AU - Watanabe, Toshiaki. AU - Yamamoto, Sota. N1 - Publisher Copyright: © 2017 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - We evaluated the effects of changes in blood flow due to abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery by using a simple zero-dimension model and applied theoretical values to clinical data.The zero-dimension electronic circuit model and diagram of blood flow distribution were created by setting the resistance of the aorta, bilateral iliac arteries, renal arteries, and aneurysm. Resistance of the aneurysm and resistance of the aorta before surgery were compared with that of the aorta after surgery. We set the radius length of each anatomical parameter to calculate theoretical values.Renal flow increased 13.4% after surgery. Next, we analyzed ...
Cost-effectiveness of intensive smoking cessation therapy among patients with small abdominal aortic aneurysms
Introduction: Smoking cessation is one of the few available strategies to decrease the risk for expansion and rupture of small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). The cost-effectiveness of an intensive smoking cessation therapy in patients with small AAAs identified at screening was evaluated. Methods: A Markov cohort simulation model was used to compare an 8-week smoking cessation intervention with adjuvant pharmacotherapy and annual revisits vs nonintervention among 65-year-old male smokers with a small AAA identified at screening. The smoking cessation rate was tested in one-way sensitivity analyses in the intervention group (range, 22%-57%) and in the nonintervention group (range, 3%-30%). Literature data on the effect of smoking on AAA expansion and rupture was factored into the model. Results: The intervention was cost-effective in all tested scenarios and sensitivity analyses. The smoking cessation intervention was cost-effective due to a decreased need for AAA repair and decreased rupture ...
The incidence of small abdominal aortic aneurysms and the change in normal infrarenal aortic diameter: implications for...
Wilmink A, Hubbard C, DAY N, Quick C. The incidence of small abdominal aortic aneurysms and the change in normal infrarenal aortic diameter: implications for screening. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2001; 21(2): 165-70 ...
Risk factors of endoleak following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. A multicentric retrospective study<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Risk factors of endoleak following endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm. A multicentric retrospective study. AU - Frego, Mauro. AU - Lumachi, Franco. AU - Bianchera, Giorgio. AU - Pilon, Fabio. AU - Scarpa, Marco. AU - Ruffolo, Cesare. AU - Polese, Lino. AU - Angriman, Imerio. AU - Norberto, Lorenzo. AU - Miotto, Diego. AU - Motta, Raffaella. AU - Zanon, Antonio. AU - Picchi, Gianfranco. PY - 2007/11. Y1 - 2007/11. N2 - Endoleak (EL) represents the most common complication following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). Unfortunately, the long-term results of EVAR and its durability have been questioned, and EL are variably associated with a fisk of late failure. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify risk factors for this complication of aneurysm-endograft complex in patients who underwent EVAR. A group of 104 consecutive patients (99 men, 5 women; median age, 74 years; range, 50-89 years) were enrolled in the study. Both preoperative and ...
abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery survival rate
Black men appear less likely to undergo elective aneurysm repair than white men, Study analyzes best approach for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms. Furthermore, a less-invasive surgical technique known as endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has allowed surgical repair for greater numbers of older patients with additional health problems. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an abnormal widening of the abdominal aorta, the main artery supplying blood to the organs in the abdomen and lower part of the body. Scary Symptoms assumes no responsibility for ad content, promises made, or the quality or reliability of the goods or services offered in any advertisement. Therefore, the only way to prevent tragedies from occurring is to receive surgery early. If your doctor suspects that you have an aortic aneurysm, specialized tests, such as the following, can confirm it. Aortic aneurysms do not have obvious signs and most people find them by chance during exams or tests done for other reasons, Dr. ...
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - American Family Physician
Abdominal aortic aneurysm refers to abdominal aortic dilation of 3.0 cm or greater. The main risk factors are age older than 65 years, male sex, and smoking history. Other risk factors include a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, hypertension, peripheral artery disease, and previous myocardial infarction. Diagnosis may be made by physical examination, an incidental finding on imaging, or ultrasonography. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated recommendations for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in 2014. Men 65 to 75 years of age with a history of smoking should undergo one-time screening with ultrasonography based on evidence that screening will improve abdominal aortic aneurysm-related mortality in this population. Men in this age group without a history of smoking may benefit if they have other risk factors (e.g., family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, other vascular aneurysms, coronary artery disease). There is inconclusive evidence to
Regarding Reoperation rates after open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Regarding Reoperation rates after open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs. AU - Lederle, Frank A.. PY - 2017/11. Y1 - 2017/11. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85032032658&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85032032658&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.07.110. DO - 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.07.110. M3 - Letter. C2 - 29061278. AN - SCOPUS:85032032658. VL - 66. SP - 1630. EP - 1631. JO - Journal of Vascular Surgery. JF - Journal of Vascular Surgery. SN - 0741-5214. IS - 5. ER - ...
What is Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm & How is it Repaired?
An abdominal aortic aneurysm can be dangerous if it isnt spotted early on. It can get bigger over time and could burst causing life-threatening bleeding. The abdominal aortic aneurysm repair surgeries can be performed via open repair or Endovascular Aneurysm Repair. Know the recovery period, complications and survival rate following abdominal aortic aneurysm repair surgery.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm associated with childhood sarcoidosis<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Abdominal aortic aneurysm associated with childhood sarcoidosis. AU - Gedalia, Abraham. AU - Shetty, Avinash K.. AU - Ward, Kenneth. AU - Correa, Hernan. AU - Venters, Charmaine L.. AU - Loe, William A.. PY - 1996/4/24. Y1 - 1996/4/24. N2 - Childhood sarcoidosis is a rare disease with multisystemic organ involvement. A wide spectrum of vasculitides, including large vessel involvement, have been reported in childhood sarcoidosis. We describe a 7-year-old boy with childhood sarcoidosis who presented with prolonged fever, iritis, and abdominal aortic aneurysm. He underwent successful surgical repair of the abdominal aortic aneurysm and followup for 12 months was uneventful. This is the first report of abdominal aortic aneurysm complicating childhood sarcoidosis.. AB - Childhood sarcoidosis is a rare disease with multisystemic organ involvement. A wide spectrum of vasculitides, including large vessel involvement, have been reported in childhood sarcoidosis. We describe a 7-year-old ...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm - SNPedia
The incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) varies among ethnic groups. Wikipedia Risk factors include genetic susceptibility, atherosclerosis, male sex, smoking, and hypertension. If detected before rupture, a dangerously large abdominal aortic aneurysm can usually be surgically repaired. Wikipedia Although of small effect each, SNPs reported to affect risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm and to be reasonably robust statistically include [PMID 24834361 ...
Postoperative fever, bowel ischaemia and cytokine response to abdominal aortic aneurysm repair--a comparison between...
OBJECTIVES: To study bowel ischaemia in transfemorally placed endoluminal grafting (TPEG) for abdominal aortic aneurysms, and any relation to cytokine response or postoperative fever. DESIGN: Prospective not randomised. University hospital setting. MATERIAL: Fourteen cases of conventional surgery and 23 cases of endovascular technique for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS: Tonometry was used for sigmoid colon pH, and ELISAs for serum IL-6. RESULTS: Mucosal pH in the sigmoid colon fell significantly during clamping and reperfusion in both groups. Lowest measured sigmoid colon pH was 7.10 in the open group, compared to 7.22 in the TPEG group (p , 0.05). The IL-6 levels in serum peaked after 4 h of reperfusion; 249 pg/ml in the open group, compared to 89 pg/ml in the TPEG group (p , 0.05). High levels of IL-6 in the postoperative period and persisting low sigmoidal pH were associated with serious complications. Postoperative temperature did not differ significantly between the ...
Repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms with bifurcated endografts: a single-center study
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe our early experience in the treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms with bifurcated endografts. We report on our initial twelve-month experience using this approach. METHODS: Clinical data on patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms treated at a single tertiary center in Brazil were prospectively recorded. The eligibility for endovascular treatment was evaluated by computed tomography scanning and anatomical features were determined based on the method of treatment. RESULTS: From February 2012 to January 2013 (12 months), 28 consecutive patients (mean age 67.2 years, range 45-85 years) underwent treatment for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms at our hospital. Eighteen patients (64.3%) were suitable for and underwent endovascular treatment with bifurcated endografts (16 patients) or aortouniiliac endografts (two patients). Ten patients who were considered unsuitable for endograft repair underwent open repair. Seven patients were ...
Rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm | Radiology Case | Radiopaedia.org
This case illustrates an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture. An abdominal aortic aneurism (AAA) is defined as a permanent and irreversible localized dilatation of the abdominal aorta1. AAA rupture has an overall mortality rate of appro...
Intraluminal thrombus is associated with early rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Intraluminal thrombus is associated with early rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm. AU - Haller, Stephen J.. AU - Crawford, Jeffrey D.. AU - Courchaine, Katherine M.. AU - Bohannan, Colin J.. AU - Landry, Gregory J.. AU - Moneta, Gregory L.. AU - Azarbal, Amir F.. AU - Rugonyi, Sandra. PY - 2018/4. Y1 - 2018/4. N2 - Background: The implications of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are currently unclear. Previous studies have demonstrated that ILT provides a biomechanical advantage by decreasing wall stress, whereas other studies have associated ILT with aortic wall weakening. It is further unclear why some aneurysms rupture at much smaller diameters than others. In this study, we sought to explore the association between ILT and risk of AAA rupture, particularly in small aneurysms. Methods: Patients were retrospectively identified and categorized by maximum aneurysm diameter and rupture status: small (,60 mm) or large (≥60 mm) and ruptured (rAAA) ...
The selection of the best stent graft in endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - Italian Journal of Vascular and...
First generation aortic endovascular stent-grafts (EVG) had low applicability and were associated with a significant incidence of peri-procedural complications. With time, a number of EVG systems perished (some predictably) in a survival of the fittest. Improvements in design have been made as a result of these failures. Current designs have low peri-procedural morbidity and mortality and improving durability. This paper sets out to discuss the use of a variety of EVG for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. The ideal properties of an EVG will be outlined along with some of the advantages and limitations of current, and, where appropriate, historical, commercially available stent-graft systems.. ...
Comment on Abdominal aortic aneurysm
When trumpeter, Peter Cripps had a CT scan for a kidney stone it was discovered he also had an abdominal aortic aneurysm.. Just before Christmas I had the most horrendous pain in my abdomen. I had a CT scan, which revealed I had a kidney stone. Thankfully, that was quite small but, more worryingly, the nurse told me I also had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The surgeon came to see me straight away and recommended an open AAA operation which was done on January 16 2007. Id had a four-way heart bypass four years earlier and five years before that a heart attack and I was convinced I was not going to make it. But the operation went really well and I was out of hospital a week later. I felt weak and tired and I was quite insecure when I first got home. But I tried to do a little more each day and was soon back on my feet. In fact, I was able to go back to my part-time job fitting insulation mats on yacht engines within just three weeks. I play trumpet in a band and was able to start blowing again ...
Lifeline challenges EVAR 2 outcomes | Vascular News
Results from the Lifeline dataset revealed a 30-day operative mortality rate for EVAR in this high-risk patient cohort of 2.9% compared to 5.1% for open repair. There was one AAA-related death in the interval from 30 days to one year in the EVAR group and none in open. The AAA-related death rate at one year was 3.0% for EVAR and 5.1% for open. Four additional AAA-related deaths occurred in the EVAR group, thus freedom from AAA-related death after EVAR was 97% at 30 days and 96% at four years by Kaplan-Meier analysis. After open repair, freedom from AAA-related death was 95% at 30 days and remained at that level to four years. The study found there was no significant difference in all-cause mortality between EVAR and open repair through the duration of this analysis. Four-year survival was 56% in EVAR and 66% in open repair. All-cause mortality at four years in the high-risk IDE patients was also compared with the normal-risk IDE patients. The high-risk EVAR mortality was twice that of the ...
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Abstract 14158: Impact of Statin Following Endovascular Aneurysm Repair in Patients With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm | Circulation
Introduction: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has been an established treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Although statin use has been shown associated with better long-term survival following open AAA surgery, its impact on EVAR has not been systematically explored.. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed a multicenter database of 368 consecutive patients (age, 76 ± 8 years; 84% male) undergoing EVAR for AAA between November 2006 and December 2013. The outcome measure was overall survival following EVAR. Independent predictor associated with the outcome was assessed by Cox proportional hazard regression model. Furthermore, the association between the statin use and the outcome was assessed.. Results: During the follow-up of 30 ± 20 months, 38 patients died from cardiovascular disease (33%), cancer (23%) or infection (23%). Survival rate was 96% and 81% at 1 and 5 years, respectively. In Cox regression analysis, statin use (in 213 AAA patients, 58%) was negatively associated with ...
Response to Letters Regarding Article, Segmental Aortic Stiffening Contributes to Experimental Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm...
We thank Dr Han and colleagues, and Dr Murakami and colleagues, as well, for their interest in our study1 and for discussing our proposed pathomechanism of segmental aortic stiffness in the context of experimental and clinical aortic coarctation.. We read with great interest the report of an alternative rabbit model that combines external elastase application with proximal aortic coarctation to model accelerated abdominal aortic aneurysm development.2 Although poststenotic turbulent flow caused by experimental aortic constriction may critically contribute to aortic dilation in this model, aortic coarctation also results in segmental aortic stiffness and may therefore generate substantial axial wall stress during systolic aortic expansion that we believe is a critical driver of early abdominal aortic aneurysm development.. In our study, mild aortic infusion of porcine pancreatic elastase (1.5 U/mL for 5 minutes) was sufficient to induce initial elastin damage and aortic stiffening that eventually ...
Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair with carbon dioxide-guided angiography in patients with renal insufficiency<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair with carbon dioxide-guided angiography in patients with renal insufficiency. AU - Criado, Enrique. AU - Upchurch, Gilbert R.. AU - Young, Kate. AU - Rectenwald, John E.. AU - Coleman, Dawn M.. AU - Eliason, Jonathon L.. AU - Escobar, Guillermo A.. PY - 2012/6/1. Y1 - 2012/6/1. N2 - Objective: Renal dysfunction following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) remains a significant source of morbidity and mortality. We studied the use of carbon dioxide (CO 2) as a non-nephrotoxic contrast agent for EVAR. Methods: Recorded data from 114 consecutive patients who underwent EVAR with CO 2 as the contrast agent over 44 months were retrospectively analyzed. CO 2 was used exclusively in 72 patients and in an additional 42 patients iodinated contrast (IC) was given (mean, 37 mL). Renal and hypogastric artery localization and completion angiography were done with CO 2 in all patients, including additional arterial embolization in 16 cases. ...
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
An aortic aneurysm is a dilation of a segment of the aorta where the wall of the vessel becomes thin and weak. The most common site involves the abdominal aorta below the arteries to the kidneys. The main risk of an aortic aneurysm is rupture. If the aneurysm ruptures, the chance for survival is very low. If the aneurysm is repaired before rupture, the chance of survival is very good. In general, an abdominal aortic aneurysm should be repaired when it reaches a size of 5 centimeters in diameter. On average, an aortic aneurysm will increase in size 0.5 centimeters per year. A more rapid rate of enlargement might lead us to recommend repair before the aneurysm reaches 5 centimeters. There are currently two acceptable methods used to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The most common method involves making an incision in the abdomen and directly exposing the aneurysm. The involved section of aorta is completely replaced with a prosthetic fabric tube. This operation is highly effective at reducing ...
Comparison of transmitted pressure across percutaneous abdominal aorta aneurysm conduits: A new in vitro model<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Comparison of transmitted pressure across percutaneous abdominal aorta aneurysm conduits. T2 - A new in vitro model. AU - Thorpe, P. E.. AU - Hunter, D. W.. AU - Chouinard, P.. AU - Agrawal, Devendra K.. AU - Zhan, X. X.. PY - 1996. Y1 - 1996. N2 - The treatment of abdominal aorta aneurysm is aimed at decreasing pressure on the arterial wall which is thought to cause growth and eventual rupture of the aneurysm. If significant pressure is transmitted across percutaneously placed stem-grafts, they may prove unacceptable for abdominal aorta aneurysm repair. Therefore, we developed an in mm model to study transmission of pressure across various materials implanted in an aneurysmal lumen. A pinch roller model producing pulsatile flow through an aneurysm fashioned from heated polyethylene was used with H2O, glycerol and heparinized bovine blood. Continuous pressure readings obtained from 3 sites (above, below and mid aneurysm) were compared between different materials including bare ...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm after pregnancy - Pregnancy Blog
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Full text] Long-term outcome of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: impact of tre | CIA
Long-term outcome of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: impact of treatment and age Jelle W Raats,1 Hans C Flu,1 Gwan H Ho,1 Eelco J Veen,1 Louwerens D Vos,2 Ewout W Steyerberg,3 Lijckle van der Laan1 1Department of Surgery, Amphia Hospital, Breda, 2Department of Radiology, Amphia Hospital, Breda, 3Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands Background: Despite advances in operative repair, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) remains associated with high mortality and morbidity rates, especially in elderly patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of emergency endovascular aneurysm repair (eEVAR), conventional open repair (OPEN), and conservative treatment in elderly patients with rAAA.Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of all rAAA patients treated with OPEN or eEVAR between January 2005 and December 2011 in the vascular surgery department at Amphia Hospital, the Netherlands. The outcome in patients treated for rAAA by eEVAR or OPEN repair
Experimental Models in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm | IntechOpen
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a potentially fatal disease and survival rate is very low when rupture occurs. Experimental models related with abdominal aortic aneurysm are performed on intact and ruptured aneurysm (RAAA) models. By using AAA models; complex mechanisms of aneurysm formation, aneurysm progression, chance of rupture, preventative and treating methods are researched. Most commonly used methods for creating aneurysm are utilization of transgenic or knockout animals; intra/extraluminal pharmacologic treatments such as elastase, calcium chloride or angiotensin II; hyperlipidemic diet application and surgical interventions such as xenograft, stenosis or graft. Pathogenesis of aneurysm is predominantly examined on rodents whereas studies aimed at development of treatment modalities such as surgical or endovascular interventions are predominantly performed on large animals like rabbit, porcine or dog. Experimental studies modeling aneurysm rupture (RAAA) simulate shock (total hypoperfusion)
how long does abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery take
Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair is surgery to repair a widened area in your aorta. Between 4% and 7% of men over 65 years of age have an AAA, but it is less common in women. If you have an Doctors usually recommend for specific methods to help in the recovery process of the patients. If the aneurysm does not grow much, you may live with a small aneurysm for years. Some institutions have longer lengths of stay. How long … The risk of complications is generally higher than with endovascular surgery, and the hospital stay and recovery time is often longer. The aneurysm is closed over the graft at the end of the operation to separate it from the overlying structures. Surgery for aortic aneurysm replacement may take 2 to 4 hours. How Do You Diagnose Coarctation Of The Aorta? An aneurysm means that the diameter is 1.5 times larger than normal, or 3 cm, in the abdominal aorta. We follow a strict editorial policy and we have a zero-tolerance policy regarding any level of ...
Endovascular management of abdominal aortic aneurysms<...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Endovascular management of abdominal aortic aneurysms. AU - Bush, R. L.. AU - Lin, P. H.. AU - Lumsden, Alan B.. PY - 2003/8/1. Y1 - 2003/8/1. N2 - An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States haves abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with more than 200 000 American diagnosed each year. The natural history of AAAs is to expand and rupture, accounting for an estimated 15 000 deaths per year. Thus, the major impetus for AAA repair is for prophylaxis against aneurysm-related death. The standard open surgical repair of AAAs is a well-established and durable procedure. However, as with all other major abdominal surgical operations, associated significant morbidity and mortality exist, along with prolonged recovery and various late complications. Furthermore, both mortality and morbidity increase significantly with advanced patient age and associated co-morbid disease states. Endovascular AAA repair using covered stent-grafts offers a significantly less invasive alternative to ...
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Desgranges P, Kobeiter H, Katsahian S, et al. Editors choice - ECAR (endovasculaire ou chirurgie dans les anévrysmes aorto-iliaques rompus): a French randomized controlled trial of endovascular versus open surgical repair of ruptured aorto-iliac aneurysms. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2015;50(3):303-310. PMID: 26001320 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26001320.. Glebova NO, Malas MB. The management of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. In: Cameron JL, Cameron AM, eds. Current Surgical Therapy. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2014:788-791.. Holt PJE, Thompson MM. Abdominal aortic aneurysm. In: Cronenwett JL, Johnston KW, eds. Rutherfords Vascular Surgery. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2014:chap 130. ...
The role of vitamin D in the development and progression of experimental abdominal aortic aneurysm - [email protected]
Vianne Nsengiyumva conducted experimental investigations into the role of vitamin D on abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Vitamin D supplementation to achieve optimal circulating levels slowed the growth of AAA. Findings from this thesis are supportive of clinical trials to examine regulating vitamin D levels in AAA patients.. ...
Effects of Intraluminal Thrombus on Patient-Specific Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Hemodynamics via Stereoscopic Particle Image...
The pathology of the human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and its relationship to the later complication of intraluminal thrombus (ILT) formation remains unclear. The hemodynamics in the diseased abdominal aorta are hypothesized to be a key contributor to the formation and growth of ILT. The objective of this investigation is to establish a reliable 3D flow visualization method with corresponding validation tests with high confidence in order to provide insight into the basic hemodynamic features for a better understanding of hemodynamics in AAA pathology and seek potential treatment for AAA diseases. A stereoscopic particle image velocity (PIV) experiment was conducted using transparent patient-specific experimental AAA models (with and without ILT) at three axial planes. Results show that before ILT formation, a 3D vortex was generated in the AAA phantom. This geometry-related vortex was not observed after the formation of ILT, indicating its possible role in the subsequent appearance of ILT ...
Comparative computational study of thrombosis in cerebral and abdominal aortic Aneurysms - STIAS: The Stellenbosch Institute...
Thrombosis is closely linked to aneurysm evolution. In some cases, the presence of a clot can accelerate the time to aneurysm rupture while in others, it can stabilise the aneurysm and prevent rupture. The few computational models that simulate aneurysm thrombosis have focused on either cerebral aneurysms or on abdominal aortic aneurysms. The aim of these models has been to predict thrombosis outcome following intervention, or to better understand the processes at play during aneurysm thrombus formation. In this work, a joint thrombosis model which can be applied in both cerebral aneurysms and abdominal aortic aneurysms is proposed. It is thought that such an approach will be useful for elucidating clotting features which are common to both pathologies, and highlighting the key differences. This information will be useful for disease management and therapeutic approach. In my previous work, I have developed a computational model of thrombosis in cerebral aneurysms. In this work, I would like to ...
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Data for the Oxford Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Study international survey of vascular surgery professionals. - Nuffield...
As part of the Oxford Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (OxAAA) Study, we conducted an international survey of vascular surgery professionals. One aspect of the survey is as published in the International Journal of Cardiology: International Opinion on Priorities in Research for Small Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and the Potential Path for Research to Impact Clinical Management. This Data-in-Brief article contains a detailed method for the conduct of this survey and additional original data. In this survey, we also provided vascular surgery colleagues with contemporary epidemiologic and surgical outcome data. This was followed by a hypothetical scenario whereby a patient had just been diagnosed with a small (40 mm) AAA and a novel biomarker predicted it to be fast growing in the coming years. We assessed the vascular professionals perception of the patients preference for management in this scenario, and their willingness to refer patients for a surgical trial that investigates the outcome of early versus
2020 News - UM School of Medicine Researchers Find No Benefit for Treatment Used to Avoid Surgery for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm...
A new landmark study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that patients with a vascular condition, called abdominal aortic aneurysm, received no benefits from taking a common antibiotic drug to reduce inflammation. Patients who took the antibiotic doxycycline experienced no reduction in the growth of their aneurysm over two years compared to those who took a placebo, according to the study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The finding could lead doctors to stop prescribing the drug as a way to prevent small aneurysms from growing larger and bursting.. This study provides strong evidence that doxycycline is of no benefit for patients with small abdominal aortic aneurysms in terms of preventing their growth. Health care providers should take note of the finding and stop using this as a prophylactic treatment, said corresponding author Michael Terrin, MDCM, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at UMSOM. ...
Best management of short abdominal aortic aneurysm necks to be highlighted in the CX Abdominal Aortic sessions - CX Symposium
Management of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. The latest evidence on the best way to manage a ruptured aneurysm will be presented including the one-year results of the IMPROVE trial and the IPD 3 trial. In the same session, the controversy as to whether many patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms are denied intervention will be discussed. Greenhalgh comments: Perhaps doctors are becoming more concerned about operating for fear of having poor mortality figures. We need to find evidence whether indeed patients are denied intervention.. Janet Powell (Imperial College, London, UK), member of the CX Programme Organising Board, considers that a few patients are offered repair of ruptured aortic aneurysm because perhaps not all centres have an endovascular team and facilities available at all times; additionally, there are financial stringencies on healthcare systems and many of these patients may need intervention out of hours. Holden adds that many questions on this subject remain ...
Laparoscopic Versus Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Exclusion - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
In many countries the gold standard for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms is still open surgery with a long incision. In patients with suitable anatomy alternatively an endovascular approach can be chosen. Since open surgery is more durable in many countries a laparoscopic procedure using key hole surgery has gained wider acceptance. The current study wants to prove that laparoscopic aortic aneurysm procedures are less invasive than open surgery with reduced recovery times.. Study design: Multi center prospective randomized study including patients with infra or juxtarenal aortic aneurysms ( AAA).. In group I the AAA is resected using a conventional long incision and standard procedures for resecting the AAA. A Dacron graft is used in inlay technique to restore blood flow.. In group II a total laparoscopic approach is chosen to exclude the AAA. Identical to open surgery a dacron graft is laparoscopically sawn in to exclude the AAA and to restore blood flow.. In a subgroup II a the ...
August 1994). "Design of the abdominal aortic Aneurysm Detection and Management Study. ADAM VA Cooperative Study Group". J Vasc ... "The Multicentre Aneurysm Screening Study (MASS) into the effect of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening on mortality in men: a ... which found reduced mortality after screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms in the UK. ... for randomised controlled trial of early elective surgery or ultrasonographic surveillance for small abdominal aortic aneurysms ...
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Katz DA, Littenberg B, Cronenwett JL (November 1992). "Management of small abdominal aortic aneurysms. Early surgery vs ... for example abdominal pain) to either improve naturally or become worse. ... "Management of asymptomatic aortic stenosis: masterly inactivity but cat-like observation". Heart. 78 (3): 215-7. doi:10.1136/ ...
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Greenhalgh RM, Powell JT (January 2008). "Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm". N. Engl. J. Med. 358 (5): 494-501 ...
Health effects of tobacco
New research has found that women who smoke are at significantly increased risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a ... "Abdominal aortic aneurysm events in the women's health initiative: cohort study". BMJ. 337: a1724. doi:10.1136/bmj.a1724. PMC ... condition in which a weak area of the abdominal aorta expands or bulges, and is the most common form of aortic aneurysm. ...
Fortner G, Johansen K (January 1984). "Abdominal aortic aneurysms". West. J. Med. 140 (1): 50-9. PMC 1011036. PMID 6702193. ... He is most notable for his method of treatment of aneurysms. He described the types of aneurysms, and created a taxonomy ... His operation for aneurysm remained the standard procedure until the 19th century. Antyllus is also said to have developed a ...
Aortic aneurysm, familial abdominal 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AAA1 gene. "Human PubMed Reference:". ... "Entrez Gene: Aortic aneurysm, familial abdominal 1". Retrieved 2018-01-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) v t e. ...
In 2001, he treated former presidential candidate Bob Dole who, at age 77, had an abdominal aortic aneurysm; Ouriel led a team ... He treated former presidential candidate Bob Dole for an abdominal aortic aneurysm in 2001. In the middle 2000s, Ouriel went to ... The diameter of an abdominal aortic aneurysm ... Kenneth Ouriel, MD, et al., Journal of Vascular Surgery, Volume 37, Issue 6, ... Disparate outcome after endovascular treatment of small versus large abdominal aortic aneurysm, Accessed August 27, 2013, quote ...
On 17 April 1955, Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which had ... Cohen, J. R.; Graver, L. M. (November 1995). "The ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm of Albert Einstein". Surgery, Gynecology ...
Qi Qian; Kianoush B. Kashani; Dylan V. Miller (10 September 2009). "Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm related to IgG4 ... Satomi Kasashima; Yoh Zen (26 January 2011). "IgG4-related Inflammatory Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Spectrum of IgG4-related ... "Carotid aneurism with acute dissection: an unusual case of IgG4-related diseases". Cardiovascular Pathology. 25 (1): 59-62. doi ... "Chronic Fibrosing Conditions in Abdominal Imaging". RadioGraphics. 33 (4): 1053-1080. doi:10.1148/rg.334125081. PMID 23842972. ...
Deaths in August 2008
Simon Gray, 71, British playwright, abdominal aortic aneurysm. Roy Howard, 85, Australian cricketer. Karl Kuehl, 70, American ... Henry B. R. Brown, 82, American investment banker, aneurysm. John S. Bull, 73, American NASA astronaut. Sir Bill Cotton, 80, ... Michel-Gaspard Coppenrath, 84, Tahitian archbishop of Papeete (1973-1999), ruptured aneurysm. Ronnie Drew, 73, Irish singer, ...
... for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm, which compared the older open aortic repair technique to the newer endovascular ... "Outcomes following endovascular vs open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a randomized trial". JAMA. 302 (14): 1535-42. doi: ... aneurysm repair device. An example of the latter are clinical trials on mechanical devices used in the management of adult ...
Adios, compadres." The cause of his death was abdominal aortic aneurysm. His resting place is Taos, New Mexico. In 1950, ... He died at Fort Lyon, Colorado of an aortic aneurysm on May 23, 1868. He is buried in Taos, New Mexico next to his third wife, ...
Mohammad M. Hajjiri
Published Hajjiri M, Wu W C. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Ferri's, FF(1st), Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2008. (pp. 57-58). St. Louis ...
Deaths in May 2001
Tex McKenzie, 70, American professional wrestler, abdominal aortic aneurysm. Nancy Stevenson, 72, American politician. Rosemary ...
Amory died in 1998 of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He was cremated and his ashes were spread across Black Beauty Ranch by his ...
Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research
"Relative importance of aneurysm diameter and body size for predicting abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture in men and women." ... 2011). "Resident and fellow experiences after the introduction of endovascular aneurysm repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm". ... "Relative importance of aneurysm diameter and body size for predicting abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture in men and women". J ... "Gender differences in abdominal aortic aneurysm presentation, repair, and mortality in the Vascular Study Group of New England ...
... of acute lung injury after severe acute pancreatitis and of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Furthermore, it was shown that ... "Interleukin-6 Receptor Signaling and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Growth Rates". Circulation. Genomic and Precision Medicine. 12 ( ...
It is usually secondary to an abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. The third or fourth portion of the duodenum is the most common ...
Deaths in September 1999
George C. Scott, 71, American film actor, abdominal aortic aneurysm. Ivan Goff, 89, Australian screenwriter, Alzheimer's ...
Bcl-2 homologous antagonist killer
Recently, one study of the role of genetics in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) showed that different BAK1 variants can exist in ... Hatchwell E (January 2010). "BAK1 gene variation and abdominal aortic aneurysms-variants are likely due to sequencing of a ... "BAK1 gene variation and abdominal aortic aneurysms". Human Mutation. 30 (7): 1043-7. doi:10.1002/humu.21046. PMID 19514060. ... Michel Eduardo Beleza Yamagishi (2009). "A simpler explanation to BAK1 gene variation in Aortic and Blood tissues". arXiv: ...
Alfred D. Herger
Reports says his death was caused by an Abdominal aortic aneurysm. Herger was honored by the Fundación Nacional para la Cultura ...
Kukulski had been suffering from abdominal aortic aneurysm for ten years. In May 2010, he underwent a stent graft surgery at a ...
Occipital horn syndrome
Quiroga E, Heneghan R (June 2015). "Abdominal aortic aneurysm in a patient with occipital horn syndrome 2". Journal of Vascular ... Causes of death include respiratory failure, aortic aneurysm, and intracranial hemorrhage. Cutis laxa List of cutaneous ...
"Dual-Targeted Theranostic Delivery of miRs Arrests Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Development". Molecular Therapy. 26 (4): 1056-1065 ...
Framingham Risk Score
Aortic disease: Aortic atherosclerosis, thoracic aortic aneurysm, and abdominal aortic aneurysm. An individual's risk for ... abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) diabetes mellitus Chronic Kidney Disease The Framingham/ATP III criteria were used to estimate ...
If that same hypotensive person has back pain instead of a fever, the clinician may see an abdominal aortic aneurysm that is ... Flank pain can indicate obstructing kidney stones or abdominal aortic aneurysm. If obstructing kidney stones are suspected, the ... Emergency department ultrasound scanning for abdominal aortic aneurysm: Accessible, accurate, and advantageous. Ann Emerg Med. ... Abdominal complaints: Abdominal pain is also a common complaint in the primary care and emergency department setting. ...
February 2010). "Perforin-independent extracellular granzyme B activity contributes to abdominal aortic aneurysm". The American ... Extracellular granzyme B has been implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, aneurysm, vascular leakage, chronic wound ...
List of ICD-9 codes 390-459: diseases of the circulatory system
... ruptured 441.4 Abdominal aortic Aneurysm, w/o rupture 441.9 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, unspecified 442 Other aneurysm 443 Other ... ulceration 441 Aortic aneurysm and dissection 441.0 Aortic Dissection 441.3 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... 395 Diseases of aortic valve 395.0 Rheumatic aortic stenosis 395.1 Rheumatic aortic insufficiency 395.2 Rheumatic aortic ... forms of chronic ischemic heart disease 414.0 Coronary atherosclerosis 414.1 Aneurysm and dissection of heart 414.10 Aneurysm ...
... for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass, aortic valve repair and mitral valve repair. Risk-adjusted ... for coronary artery bypass and aortic valve repair. A similar study published in Archives of Surgery in 2011 evaluated ...
... from kidney failure following surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. His funeral service was held at St Stephen's Roman ...
Elderly: diverticulitis, intestinal obstruction, colonic carcinoma, mesenteric ischemia, leaking aortic aneurysm. The term " ... "Plain abdominal radiography as a routine procedure for acute abdominal pain of the right lower quadrant: prospective evaluation ... The abdominal wall becomes very sensitive to gentle pressure (palpation). There is severe pain in the sudden release of deep ... In general, plain abdominal radiography (PAR) is not useful in making the diagnosis of appendicitis and should not be routinely ...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm Appendicitis Blunt force trauma to the abdomen Bowel obstruction Diverticulitis Dyspepsia Ectopic ... Abdominal guarding is the tensing of the abdominal wall muscles to guard inflamed organs within the abdomen from the pain of ... The tensing is detected when the abdominal wall is pressed. Abdominal guarding is also known as 'défense musculaire'. Guarding ... Organ contusion Organ laceration Aneurysm Diverticulitis Appendicitis Pelvic, abdominal and/or transvaginal ultrasound ...
... s are involved in many types of surgical procedures, including: Abdominal aortic aneurysm Liver ... transplants Hip replacement Knee replacement Hysterectomy Myomectomy Endovascular aneurysm repair Thoracic aortic aneurysm ENT ...
Thomas J. Fogarty
One of his most successful products is the Stent-Graft, which dealt with the difficult problem of abdominal aortic aneurysms (a ...
... abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound, hardening of the arteries test, and peripheral arterial disease test. HealthFair charges ...
Computed tomography angiography
Another positive of CTA in abdominal aortic aneurysm assessment is it allows for better estimation of blood vessel dilation and ... CTA can be used in the chest and abdomen to identify aneurysms in the aorta or other major blood vessels. These areas of ... CTA is the test of choice when assessing aneurysm before and after endovascular stenting due to the ability to detect calcium ... It can also be used to identify small aneurysms or arteriovenous malformation inside the brain that can be life-threatening. ...
... for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm, which compared the older open aortic repair technique to the newer endovascular ... "Outcomes following endovascular vs open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: a randomized trial". JAMA. 302 (14): 1535-42. doi: ... aneurysm repair device. An example of the latter are clinical trials on mechanical devices used in the management of adult ...
Claudio J. Schonholz
... and the First Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft in the United States". Annals of Vascular Surgery. 19 (5). doi:10.1007/ ... forces in 1990 and became the first team of physicians to use stent graft to treat a human with abdominal aortic aneurysm. The ... his project on stent graft which he plans to use on patients who are in higher risk of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms. ... the first in the United States to perform minimally invasive aortic aneurysm surgery (stent graft procedure) together with Drs ...
"Loss of Timp3 gene leads to abdominal aortic aneurysm formation in response to angiotensin II". The Journal of Biological ... miR-712 is also upregulated in endothelial cells exposed to naturally occurring d-flow in the greater curvature of the aortic ... progressive mesangial loss and glomerular aneurysms. High throughput whole transcriptome profiling of the FoxD1-Dicer knockout ...
... an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or various tumours, such as those caused by abdominal carcinomatosis and omental metastasis. The ... Abdominal aortic aneurysm Bladder distention Cholecystitis (an inflammation of the gallbladder) Colon cancer Crohn's disease ... An abdominal mass is any localized enlargement or swelling in the human abdomen. Depending on its location, the abdominal mass ... MedlinePlus medical encyclopedia: Abdominal mass - An informative primer on abdominal masses and their common causes. First ...
Deaths in May 2008
... abdominal aortic aneurysm. Donald MacLeod, 75, New Zealand cricketer. Harry Brautigam, 59, Nicaraguan president of the BCIE ...
Blood pool agent
... such as following stent-graft repair of an aortic aneurysm). This class of BPAs is based on the noncovalent binding of low ... parameter optimization for steady-state imaging of the thoracic and abdominal vasculature, Invest Radiol, 2011;46:678-85 Pfeil ...
List of skin conditions
... abdominal organs, or upper airway. Acquired C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency Acute urticaria Adrenergic urticaria Anaphylaxis ... Capillary aneurysms Carcinoid Cherry angioma (De Morgan spot, senile angioma) Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis ( ... aortic arch syndrome, pulseless disease) Temporal arteritis (cranial arteritis, Horton's disease) Thromboangiitis obliterans ( ... Centrifugal abdominal lipodystrophy (centrifugal lipodystrophy, lipodystrophia centrifugalis abdominalis infantalis) Chronic ...
... thoracic aortic aneurysms, an enlarged pulmonary artery and aberrant subclavian artery syndrome have been reported compressing ... A second Ortner's syndrome, Ortner's syndrome II, refers to abdominal angina. This correlation between hoarseness of voice and ... Aortic dissection More commonly affects the right recurrent laryngeal nerve as the most common type of aortic dissection is ... "Ortner's Syndrome and Endoluminal Treatment of a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: A Case Report". Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. ...
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
... such as intracranial aneurysms and dolichoectasias, aortic root dilatation and aneurysms, mitral valve prolapse, and abdominal ... In some cases, intracranial aneurysms can be an associated sign of ADPKD, and screening can be recommended for patients with a ... Some of the most common causes of death in patients with ADPKD are various infections (25%), a ruptured berry aneurysm (15%), ... Acute loin pain Blood in the urine Ballotable kidneys Subarachnoid hemorrhage (berry aneurysm) Hypertension Associated liver ...
Palm Springs General Hospital
The hospital offers endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, which may lead to shorter hospital stays compared to the ... interventional radiological procedures such as endovascular aneurysm repair of abdominal aortic aneuryisms (AAA). In 1965, the ...
... acute aortic dissection, pericardial tamponade, pulmonary embolism, aortic stenosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Sick sinus ... It may occur as a result of a ruptured aneurysm or head trauma. Heat syncope occurs when heat exposure causes decreased blood ... These tend to occur in the adolescent age group and may be associated with fasting, exercise, abdominal straining, or ... Aortic stenosis and mitral stenosis are the most common examples. Major valves of the heart become stiffened and reduce the ...
... aortic aneurysms, diffuse atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease, atrial fibrillation, cancers and pulmonary embolism. ... Renal artery stenosis (RAS) may be associated with a localized abdominal bruit to the left or right of the midline (unilateral ... and purple abdominal stretch marks. Hyperthyroidism frequently causes weight loss with increased appetite, fast heart rate, ...
conventional abdominal aortic aneurysm repair". Scandinavian Journal of Surgery. 96 (3): 236-42. doi:10.1177/145749690709600309 ... open abdominal surgery in male pigs: marked differences in cortisol and catecholamine response depending on the size of ... Isoflurane/Fentanyl anesthesia for major abdominal surgery: Effects on hormones and hemodynamics". Medical Science Monitor. 14 ...
... reduce arterial calcification and helps promote extracellular matrix preservation in animal models of abdominal aortic aneurysm ... "Animal Model Dependent Response to Pentagalloyl Glucose in Murine Abdominal Aortic Injury". Journal of Clinical Medicine. 10 (2 ...
Mir-26 microRNA precursor family
... miRNA-26a is found to be significantly upregulated during SMC differentiation and downregulated in abdominal aortic aneurysm ( ...
... in abdominal aortic aneurysm". Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis. 14 (8): 1315-20. doi:10.1161/01.atv.14.8.1315. PMID 8049193. ... and its disruption prevents the development of aortic aneurysms. Doxycycline suppresses the growth of aortic aneurysms through ... suppresses development of experimental abdominal aortic aneurysms". The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 105 (11): 1641-9. ... MMP9 has been found to be associated with the development of aortic aneurysms, ...
Endovascular aneurysm repair
2002). "Aortic neck angulation predicts adverse outcome with endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair". J Vasc Surg. 35 (3 ... May 2011). "A randomized controlled trial of endovascular aneurysm repair versus open surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms in ... most commonly an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). When used to treat thoracic aortic disease, the procedure is then ... Thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) involve the aorta in the chest and abdomen. As such, major branch arteries to the ...
Endovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) refers to treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, while Thoracic Endovascular Aortic ... Acute aortic dissection can be difficult to diagnose but is more common than aortic aneurysm rupture. Thoracic aortic ... Aortic Aneurysms include thoracic, abdominal or thoracoabdominal. Treatment strategies are customized depending on the location ... embolization and are also associated with concurrent contralateral popliteal artery aneurysms and abdominal aortic aneurysms. ...
Large died on 3 November 2018 from an abdominal aortic aneurysm, at the age of 75. He was survived by his partner Jenny ...
In 2001, Dole, at age 77, was treated successfully for an abdominal aortic aneurysm by vascular surgeon Kenneth Ouriel. Ouriel ... "Bob Dole has surgery to treat aneurysm". USA Today via Associated Press. June 27, 2001. Retrieved September 22, 2009. "Bob Dole ...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm - NHS
Read about abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), which is a bulge or swelling in the aorta (the main blood vessel running from the ... An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down ... Symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAAs do not usually cause any obvious symptoms, and are often only picked up ... Whos at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). An AAA can form if the sides of the aorta weaken and balloon outwards. ...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm - Wikipedia
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is usually diagnosed by physical exam, abdominal ultrasound, or CT scan. Plain abdominal ... Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA or triple A) is a localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta such that the diameter is greater ... Abdominal aortic aneurysms are commonly divided according to their size and symptomatology. An aneurysm is usually defined as ... "NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme" (PDF). "Aortascreening av nära släkting (Aortic screening of close relative ...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening - FAQs - NHS
Read the answers to some frequently asked questions on abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening, including advice about ... This is because aneurysms develop very slowly and it takes a long time to properly assess the full benefits of the screening ... The abdominal scan is only one part of a systematic pathway of care. It would be irresponsible and potentially negligent to ... If youre screened and found to have an aneurysm, this information will need to be shared with a vascular unit so you can get ...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when an area of the aorta becomes very large or balloons out. ... An abdominal aortic aneurysm is most often seen in males over age 60 who have one or more risk factors. The larger the aneurysm ... When an abdominal aortic aneurysm begins to tear or ruptures, it is a medical emergency. Only about 1 in 5 people survive a ... Abdominal aortic aneurysm. In: Walls RM, Hockberger RS, Gausche-Hill M, eds. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical ...
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) - familydoctor.org
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is when a weak area in the aorta swells up like a balloon. It can cause pain and discomfort if it ... Tags: abdominal aorta, abdominal aortic aneurysm, abdominal pain, Abdominal Pain - Short-term, adult, Aortic Aneurysm, Blood ... This is called an aneurysm. If an aneurysm forms in your abdominal aorta and grows too large, your aorta could tear or burst. ... Abdominal Ultrasound. An abdominal ultrasound is used to diagnose injuries to the abdomen and unexplained abdominal pain. Its ...
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm History
... central incision and removal of thrombotic material from the aneurysm. The surgical management of aneurysms however dates back ... Greek surgeon Antyllus tried to treat the aneurysm with proximal and distal ligature, ... Earliest records of abdominal aorta aneurysm in history come from Ancient Rome in the 2nd century AD. ... Earliest records of abdominal aorta aneurysm in history come from Ancient Rome in the 2nd century AD. Greek surgeon Antyllus ...
Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Screening, treatment, and symptoms
What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm? In this article, learn what it is, how screening for the condition works, and how doctors ... This bulge is an aneurysm. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge in the major artery - the aorta - that moves blood ... An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the part of the aorta that is in the abdomen. In some cases, it causes no symptoms. ... An abdominal aortic aneurysm can occur without any symptoms, and it may not always require treatment. However, in some cases, ...
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm News, Research
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm News and Research. RSS Abdominal aortic aneurysm (also known as AAA, pronounced "triple-a") is a ... Abdominal aortic aneurysm in older men associated with levels of leukocyte subsets Abdominal arterial (or aortic) aneurysm in ... New model to better predict risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can be a ticking time bomb if ... An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a focal dilation of the abdominal aorta, that if not treated, tends to grow and may rupture. ...
Hypertension with dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm. | The BMJ
Sex Disparity in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Outcomes
Do sex-related differences exist in mortality after repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm? Is the timeliness of repair a ... Table 1. Baseline Characteristics of Patients Undergoing Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Total Cohort N (%), N= ... Table 3. Perioperative Complications of Patients Undergoing Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Total Cohort N (%), N= ... The difficulty in ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is that when patients present in extremis, they tend to have rapid ...
Sex Disparity in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Outcomes
Do sex-related differences exist in mortality after repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm? Is the timeliness of repair a ... Table 1. Baseline Characteristics of Patients Undergoing Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Total Cohort N (%), N= ... Table 3. Perioperative Complications of Patients Undergoing Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Total Cohort N (%), N= ... Objective: We sought to assess whether sex-related differences in timely repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) ...
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- The complications include rupture, peripheral embolization, acute aortic occlusion, and aortocaval (between the aorta and inferior vena cava) or aortoduodenal (between the aorta and the duodenum) fistulae. (wikipedia.org)
- These aneurysms are unlikely to rupture and may not require treatment. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a focal dilation of the abdominal aorta, that if not treated, tends to grow and may rupture. (news-medical.net)
- These complications may again lead to aneurysm dilation and rupture. (news-medical.net)
- There is a risk that this aneurysm may suddenly break open (rupture) if you do not have surgery to repair it. (medlineplus.gov)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms can have serious complications if they burst, or rupture. (upmc.com)
- The larger the aneurysm, the more likely it is to rupture and can result in life-threatening internal bleeding if not treated immediately. (upmc.com)
- For this reason, early diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysms and regular surveillance imaging are important to prevent serious complications such as rupture. (upmc.com)
- This can be a sign that the aneurysm is about to rupture. (upmc.com)
- Treatment for an abdominal aneurysm may include surgical repair or removal of the aneurysm, or inserting a metal mesh coil (stent) to support the blood vessel and prevent rupture. (uhhospitals.org)
- Sudden, severe pain in the back or abdomen may mean the aneurysm is about to rupture. (uhhospitals.org)
- When aneurysms grow large enough to rupture (burst), they can cause dangerous bleeding inside the body that can lead to death. (healthfinder.gov)
- When left untreated, the aneurysm will eventually cause rupture of the sac with ensuing fatal hemorrhaging in a very short time. (google.com)
- An estimated one million patients are living with undiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurism, and 95% of them can be treated if detected prior to rupture, according to the society. (medpagetoday.com)
- however, there is a small, but significant, risk of aneurysm rupture that is slightly higher than that of open-surgery aneurysm repair. (medtronic.com)
- Since abdominal aneurysm may not have symptoms, it's called the "silent killer" because it may rupture before being diagnosed. (rochester.edu)
- Moreover, women appear to rupture at smaller size aneurysms and have worse outcomes than men with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. (sheknows.com)
- When an abdominal aortic aneurysm grows to greater than 5 centimeters, the risk of rupture becomes significant and warrants intervention. (sheknows.com)
- Repairing the aneurysm lowers the risk of rupture and can help a person live longer. (rexhealth.com)
- Repairing a smaller aneurysm, which doesn't have as high a risk of rupture, does not help a person live longer. (rexhealth.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms are often asymptomatic but a rupture is a surgical emergency and often leads to death. (cochrane.org)
- An aneurysm larger than 5 cm carries a high risk of rupture. (cochrane.org)
- Elective surgical repair of aortic aneurysms aims to prevent death from rupture. (cochrane.org)
- Currently elective surgical repair is recommended for aneurysms discovered to be larger than 5.5 cm to prevent rupture. (cochrane.org)
- There is interest in population screening to detect, monitor and repair abdominal aortic aneurysms before rupture. (cochrane.org)
- In this analysis mortality includes death from rupture and from emergency or elective surgery for aneurysm repair. (cochrane.org)
- Fortunately, not all aortic aneurysms reach the point of rupture. (dreddyclinic.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs in up to 9 percent of adults older than 65 years of age, with about 15,000 deaths each year in the United States after rupture. (eurekalert.org)
- There are no proven therapeutic strategies to block progression of the disease and rupture of the abdominal aorta. (eurekalert.org)
- Pooled analyses from four population-based RCTs with men older than 65 years show that one-time screening with ultrasonography for AAA reduces the risk of aneurysm-related death, rupture and emergency repair. (cmaj.ca)
- Screening leads to identification of aneurysms that would not dilate or rupture, and increases the likelihood of elective repair procedures for these patients. (cmaj.ca)
- 1 The aneurysm may grow and eventually rupture, causing death from hemorrhage. (cmaj.ca)
- This prevents aneurysm leak or rupture. (drugs.com)
- If detected before rupture, a dangerously large abdominal aortic aneurysm can usually be surgically repaired. (snpedia.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a potentially fatal disease and survival rate is very low when rupture occurs. (intechopen.com)
- complex mechanisms of aneurysm formation, aneurysm progression, chance of rupture, preventative and treating methods are researched. (intechopen.com)
- RESTON, Va. -- Yale University researchers have developed a way in which medical imaging could potentially be used to assess a patient's rupture risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm. (eurekalert.org)
- As an aneurysm becomes larger the risk for rupture increases, often with fatal consequences. (sbu.se)
- Annually, around 600 men and just over 200 women in Sweden die as a result of rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. (sbu.se)
- IU Health Heart & Vascular Care physicians will use the latest minimally invasive procedures to repair aneurysms and protect you against a future rupture. (iuhealth.org)
- Seven patients (35%) were demonstrated to have a rupture of the aneurysm and a retroperitoneal hematoma on the computed tomographic scan. (nih.gov)
- The CT scan evaluation had identified a subgroup of patients with aneurysms associated with chronic contained rupture. (nih.gov)
- NEW HAVEN, Conn. - With the development of a novel tracer, single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) imaging could potentially be used to assess a patient's rupture risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), allowing better management of this disease. (photonics.com)
- Screening can identify AAAs early and, if found, larger aneurysms can be repaired before they rupture. (aapa.org)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms, particularly those bigger than 5-6 centimetres in diameter, are at risk of rupture. (southerncross.co.nz)
- In cases of aneurysm rupture, emergency surgery to repair the artery is required immediately. (southerncross.co.nz)
- The larger the aneurysm, the more likely it is to rupture which is a serious condition that can be life threatening. (tgh.org)
- The goal for treatment of aneurysms is to prevent rupture. (tgh.org)
- This option is typically recommended over surgery as the risk of surgery outweighs the risk of rupture for small aneurysms. (tgh.org)
- The graft reinforces the weakened section of the aorta to prevent rupture of the aneurysm. (tgh.org)
- Endovascular or open surgical aneurysm repair is indicated in patients with large AAA ≥ 5.5 cm in diameter as this prevents aneurysm rupture. (biomedsearch.com)
- This risk by far exceeds the risk of aneurysm rupture. (biomedsearch.com)
- In addition, these patients should be followed-up for aneurysm growth and receive medical treatment to decrease aneurym progression and rupture rate. (biomedsearch.com)
- The risk of rupture depends on size-the bigger the aneurysm, the greater the risk. (lifelinescreening.com)
- If the aneurysm is larger, your doctor may recommend surgery to reinforce or replace the weakened part of the artery wall with a graft (a synthetic tube) and prevent a future rupture. (lifelinescreening.com)
- The contributors assess the benefits of risk of rupture assessment at different ages and thresholds of abdominal aortic aneurysm in the context of epidemiologic studies, examine the use of animal models in the study of abdominal aortic aneurysm and its underlying pathobiology, and integrate data on susceptibility and genetic causes of abdominal aortic aneurysms. (whsmith.co.uk)
- The increase in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) is viewed from the perspective of epidemiology, and initiatives to prevent death from rupture are discussed. (whsmith.co.uk)
- A Biomechanics-Based Rupture Potential Index for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Risk Assessment: Demonstrative Application: David Vorp, PhD. 3. (whsmith.co.uk)
- To two year follow-up, no aneurysm rupture, conversion to open surgery or stent graft migration has been observed. (medgadget.com)
- The team, led by researchers at Cardiff University, in collaboration with colleagues at Oxford and Erlangen, discovered that the lipids, called eoxPL, promote the development of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) - a disease of the aorta where inflammation causes damage and can ultimately lead to rupture. (healthcanal.com)
- Many aneurysms are not detected until they rupture, and for those that are, treatments to stop them progressing are limited. (healthcanal.com)
- When an abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs, it weakens the walls of the artery and can rupture or leak, causing bleeding into the abdomen. (lifelinescreening.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms are generally diagnosed during routine examinations and, while they can cause abdominal or lumbar pains, rupture may be the first symptom. (scielo.br)
- The risk of rupture is low when aneurysms are smaller than 5.5 cm, but, when it does take place, just 25% of patients arrive at hospital alive and 10% survive surgery. (scielo.br)
- Repairing the aneurysm lowers the risk of rupture. (uwhealth.org)
- The likelihood that an aneurysm will rupture is influenced by the aneurysm size, expansion rate, continued smoking and persistent hypertension. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- It can also present with abdominal pain or complications such as thrombosis, embolization and rupture. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- The likelihood that an aneurysm will rupture is influenced by a number of factors including aneurysm size, expansion rate and sex. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a vascular condition that causes permanent dilation of the abdominal aorta, which can lead to death due to aortic rupture. (mdpi.com)
- AAAs are the most common form of aortic aneurysm. (wikipedia.org)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are relatively common and are potentially life-threatening. (medscape.com)
- When indicated, unruptured aneurysms can be addressed with elective surgery, whereas ruptured AAAs necessitate emergency repair. (medscape.com)
- Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is an alternative to open surgery for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). (medtronic.com)
- Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a minimally invasive alternative to major open surgery for the repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) that results in reduced recovery times and potentially improved survival rates. (medtronic.com)
- In the United States, 15,000 deaths per year are attributed to abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). (medscape.com)
- Designed to detect, segment and quantify 3D ultrasound date for use in surveillance of native and post-endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) AAAs. (philips.co.uk)
- Ultrasound (US) is a well-established screening tool for detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and is currently recommended not only for those with a relevant family history but also for all men and high-risk women older than 65 years of age. (frontiersin.org)
- The advent of minimally invasive endovascular techniques in the treatment of AAAs [endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)] has increased the need for repeat imaging, especially in the postoperative period. (frontiersin.org)
- Getting screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) may not be at the top of your priority list, but it turns out what you don't know actually can hurt you, especially when it comes to AAAs. (lifelinescreening.com)
- The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA), one of the major lipophilic components of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, could inhibit the development of elastase-induced experimental abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). (greenmedinfo.com)
- The rats from the Tan IIA and control groups underwent intra-aortic elastase perfusion to induce AAAs, and the rats in the sham group were perfused with saline. (greenmedinfo.com)
- Most abdominal aortic aneurysms, or AAAs, never cause problems. (cigna.com)
- Repair of the aneurysm is usually recommended for large AAAs or when the aneurysm is growing fast. (cigna.com)
- The risk of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) increases dramatically in the presence of the following factors: age older than 60 years, smoking, hypertension and Caucasian ethnicity. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- The majority of AAAs are asymptomatic and are detected as an incidental finding on ultrasonography, abdominal computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging performed for other purposes. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Approximately 30% of asymptomatic AAAs are discovered as a pulsatile abdominal mass on routine physical examination. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Abdominal ultrasonography is considered the screening modality of choice for detecting AAAs because of its high sensitivity and specificity, as well as its safety and relatively lower cost. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that men between the age of 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked should be screened at least once for AAAs by abdominal ultrasonography. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- However, surgical therapies are not effective for small AAAs, and these patients undergo a program of repeat imaging and consultation to monitor the size of the aneurysm and symptoms. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Repair may be either by open surgery or endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). (wikipedia.org)
- The most common treatment is EndoVascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR), which requires patients to undergo lifelong postoperative surveillance based on computed tomography angiography (CTA) due to the possible appearance of complications. (news-medical.net)
- In the EVAR procedure, a stent graft is inserted into the aneurysm through small incisions in the groin. (medtronic.com)
- Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of the abdominal aorta is performed using an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent graft. (medtronic.com)
- Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR) is a procedure to put a stent in the abdominal aorta. (epnet.com)
- EVAR is often done to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). (epnet.com)
- In particular, increased use of a less invasive procedure known as endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) could save more lives and help to close the mortality gap. (eurekalert.org)
- To assess the effects of fast track surgery (FTS) programmes for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in patients undergoing elective repair by endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) or open surgical repair. (cochrane.org)
- Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) with Heli-FX® technology is effective and may benefit patients who are not eligible for other surgical treatments. (lvhn.org)
- EVAR is a minimally invasive (without a large incision) procedure that repairs an abdominal aortic aneurysm. (lvhn.org)
- Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is the minimally invasive procedure that places stents inside a blocked artery and allows blood flow through the stent in place of the artery. (dmc.org)
- In the United States, screening with abdominal ultrasound is recommended for males between 65 and 75 years of age with a history of smoking. (wikipedia.org)
- Your provider may order an ultrasound of the abdomen to screen for an aneurysm. (medlineplus.gov)
- Your provider may want to check the size of the aneurysm with ultrasound tests every 6 months. (medlineplus.gov)
- Duplex ultrasound scanning - this pain free, cost effective test uses ultrasound waves to create images of the aneurysm. (upmc.com)
- This test could be an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI. (bmc.org)
- Using an ultrasound procedure, the physician may monitor an aneurysm smaller than 4 cm every 6-12 months for signs of changes in size. (bmc.org)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be found during an ultrasound screening test. (rexhealth.com)
- Ultrasound (US) is the initial imaging modality of choice when a pulsatile abdominal mass is present. (medscape.com)
- For instance, an ultrasound looking at the gall bladder or an MRI looking at the spine will pick up the abdominal aortic aneurysm. (sheknows.com)
- Smaller aneurysms are monitored regularly using ultrasound to see if they are becoming larger. (cochrane.org)
- Familial clustering of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is clear, 12-19% of AAA patients have one or more first-degree relatives with an aneurysm and 4-19% is detected with ultrasound screening. (nih.gov)
- Males between the ages of 65 and 75 years with a smoking history should undergo an ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm as a preventive measure. (medindia.net)
- Aneurysm is detected either through ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) examination of the abdomen, or after the aneurysm has ruptured. (sbu.se)
- Introducing screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm involves costs related to the screening examination itself, which is usually performed with ultrasound. (sbu.se)
- An ultrasound scan is usually the first diagnostic test done to confirm the presence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. (southerncross.co.nz)
- If your aneurysm is small, your doctor may watch it using the ultrasound. (aafp.org)
- 1991) Ultrasound screening of first-degree relatives of patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. (springer.com)
- It is conducted as the participant lays on their back while the technician uses an ultrasound to take images and measurements of your abdominal aorta. (lifelinescreening.com)
- The primary endpoint of the study was an aortic diameter measured by ultrasound of ≥30 mm. (dovepress.com)
- Large aneurysms can sometimes be felt by pushing on the abdomen. (wikipedia.org)
- However, as abdominal aortic aneurysms expand, they may become painful and lead to pulsating sensations in the abdomen or pain in the chest, lower back, or scrotum. (wikipedia.org)
- The part of the aorta in your abdomen is called the abdominal aorta. (familydoctor.org)
- When this happens in the part of the aorta that runs through the abdomen, it is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- The main thoroughfare that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the abdomen is known as the abdominal aorta. (news-medical.net)
- This type of abdominal aortic disease affects the part of your aorta located in your abdomen. (upmc.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs becomes abnormally large or balloons outward. (upmc.com)
- Aneurysms occur most often in the portion of the aorta that runs through the abdomen (abdominal aortic aneurysm). (uhhospitals.org)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms may also cause a pulsing feeling in the abdomen. (uhhospitals.org)
- AAA is an aneurysm that occurs in the part of the aorta running through the abdomen. (healthfinder.gov)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a sac caused by an abnormal dilation of the wall of the aorta, a major artery of the body, as it passes through the abdomen. (google.com)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlargement of the aorta, which is the main artery in the abdomen. (sirweb.org)
- Treatment is also indicated if an aneurysm causes pain in the chest, abdomen, or legs. (sirweb.org)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a ballooning or widening of the main artery (the aorta ) as it courses down through the abdomen. (medicinenet.com)
- The pain associated with an abdominal aortic aneurysm may be located in the abdomen, chest, lower back, or groin area. (rochester.edu)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms may also cause a pulsing sensation, similar to a heartbeat, in the abdomen. (rochester.edu)
- Endovascular repair is a procedure to fix an aortic aneurysm in the abdomen. (rexhealth.com)
- Some 5% to 10% of men aged between 65 and 79 years have an abdominal aneurysm in the area of the aorta, the main artery from the heart as it passes through the abdomen. (cochrane.org)
- The aorta projects upwards from the heart in the chest and then arches downwards, traveling through the chest (the thoracic aorta) and into the abdomen (the abdominal aorta). (dreddyclinic.com)
- Although an aneurysm can develop anywhere along your aorta, most occur in the section running through your abdomen (abdominal aneurysms). (dreddyclinic.com)
- However, as an aortic aneurysm enlarges, some people may notice a pulsating bulge in their abdomen or may feel back pain. (dreddyclinic.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a permanent, localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in the abdomen that provides blood to the organs and tissues of the abdomen, pelvis and legs. (eurekalert.org)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) results from a weakening in a section of the aortic wall in the abdomen, which bulges because of pressure from blood flow to form an aneurysm. (cmaj.ca)
- As the aneurysm enlarges, the patient might experience a pulsating feeling near the navel and constant pain in the abdomen and back. (medindia.net)
- So to examine the frequency of errors in identifying one condition -- abdominal aortic aneurysm -- the researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study of 4,112 patients who'd had CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis in two hospitals in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in 2003. (medpagetoday.com)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an aneurysm that occurs in the section of the body's largest artery (the aorta) that runs through the abdomen. (southerncross.co.nz)
- If an abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures, sudden pain in the abdomen or lower back, dizziness and/or weakness may be felt. (southerncross.co.nz)
- The part of the aorta that runs through the abdomen is the abdominal aorta. (tgh.org)
- When this bulge is in the belly (abdomen), it's called an abdominal aortic aneurysm . (cigna.com)
- The abdominal portion of the aorta carries blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. (sahealth.com)
- The outcome is often good if you have surgery to repair the aneurysm before it ruptures. (medlineplus.gov)
- When an abdominal aortic aneurysm begins to tear or ruptures, it is a medical emergency. (medlineplus.gov)
- When an aneurysm ruptures (bursts), it can be life-threatening because the aorta carries blood to so many critical areas of the body. (childrens.com)
- When an abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures, often with little warning, it becomes a medical emergency and can be fatal. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- When an abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures, it carries a 75 to 90 percent mortality rate. (sheknows.com)
- It usually doesn t cause any symptoms except back or abdominal pain, but can be life threatening if it ruptures. (medindia.net)
- When left untreated, aortic ruptures can cause life-threatening internal bleeding. (medicareinteractive.org)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) symptoms are typically mild before it ruptures. (lvhn.org)
- The graft will be threaded through the aneurysm and expanded. (familydoctor.org)
- In 1952 Voorhees inserted the first synthetic graft into a ruptured abdominal aorta aneurysm. (news-medical.net)
- After retrograde passage through the femoral artery the ends of the aortic graft are fixed in position by balloon expansion of the stents. (cmaj.ca)
- The EUROSTAR registry comprises 38 European institutions that are collaborating in a multicentre registry to conduct short- to medium-term follow-up on 899 patients who underwent abdominal aortic aneurysm stent-graft repair between May 1994 and March 1998. (cmaj.ca)
- 3 Reasons for this include an inadequate proximal aneurysm neck for secure attachment of the endograft, aneurysm proximity to the renal arteries with risk of occlusion after graft deployment, excessive tortuosity or angulation of the aorta and an inability to pass the delivery system through narrowed or occluded iliac arteries. (cmaj.ca)
- Transfemoral intraluminal graft implantation for abdominal aortic aneurysms. (cmaj.ca)
- In the surgical procedure, the walls of the aneurysm are replaced with a synthetic graft. (medtronic.com)
- The AAA stent graft is inserted into the aneurysm through small incisions in the groin and without surgically opening or removing part of the aorta, thereby offering an alternative treatment choice to open surgery. (medtronic.com)
- An aortic graft, and method and apparatus for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm includes a tubular graft which is intraluminally delivered through the aorta and secured to the aorta by the expansion and deformation of a thin-walled tubular member. (google.com)
- The invention relates to an aortic graft for intraluminal delivery, and a method and apparatus for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm. (google.com)
- Interventional radiologists treat AAA by inserting a stent-graft into the aorta to help support the vessel wall and prevent the aneurysm from growing larger. (sirweb.org)
- Follow-up imaging is required to ensure that the stent-graft remains in good position and that the aneurysm does not continue to grow. (sirweb.org)
- With endovascular stent graft therapy, it is not necessary to perform open-chest or open-abdominal aneurysm surgery. (medtronic.com)
- The doctor expands the graft inside of the aneurysm. (rexhealth.com)
- After the procedure, blood passes through the graft in the aorta without pushing on the aneurysm. (rexhealth.com)
- After surgery, blood will flow through the graft instead of the aneurysm. (drugs.com)
- A graft will be placed where your aneurysm was removed. (drugs.com)
- Less invasive than open surgery, it involves excluding (sealing off) the aneurysm by placing an endovascular graft inside of the diseased aorta, making a new path for the blood to flow. (goremedical.com)
- Open abdominal surgery to repair the aneurysm involves removing the damaged section of the aorta and replacing it with a synthetic graft (tube), which is sewn into place. (tgh.org)
- Endovascular surgery in which doctors attach a- covers the aneurysm with a stent graft that's inserted through an artery in your leg and threaded up into your aorta. (tgh.org)
- The stent -graft - a fabric tube supported by a metal mesh - is placed at the site of the aneurysm from inside the artery. (tgh.org)
- After treatment with parenteral antibiotics he underwent early aortic reconstruction with an in-situ prosthetic graft wrapped in an omental pedicle. (biomedsearch.com)
- Mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysms can be treated in this way despite the potential for graft infection from persisting retroperitoneal sepsis. (biomedsearch.com)
- With the use of special instruments, along with X-ray images for guidance, a cloth and wire mesh tube, called a stent-graft, will be inserted through the femoral artery and advanced up into the aorta to the site of the aneurysm. (lvhn.org)
- The stent-graft is inserted into the aorta in a collapsed position and placed at the aneurysm site. (lvhn.org)
- The aneurysm eventually will shrink down onto the stent-graft. (lvhn.org)
- To repair the aneurysm, a doctor uses a man-made tube (called a graft) to replace the weak and bulging section of the aorta in the belly. (uwhealth.org)
- The doctor removes the aneurysm and attaches the graft to the aorta. (uwhealth.org)
- For some aneurysms, the doctor leaves the aneurysm wall intact, and the graft is placed inside the aneurysm. (uwhealth.org)
- An aneurysm occurs when the walls of an artery become weak. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge in the major artery - the aorta - that moves blood away from the heart to the rest of the body. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- An aortic aneurysm is when part of this artery becomes too large or balloons outward. (medlineplus.gov)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the lower part of the aorta (the main artery of the body) becomes enlarged. (childrens.com)
- Although this can happen to almost any artery in the body, it is most common in the abdominal aorta located below your chest and before the aorta branches into the iliac arteries. (upmc.com)
- Aneurysms are defined as a focal dilatation in an artery, with at least a 50% increase over the vessel's normal diameter. (medscape.com)
- Other risk factors include a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, coronary artery disease, hypertension, peripheral artery disease, and previous myocardial infarction. (aafp.org)
- Men in this age group without a history of smoking may benefit if they have other risk factors (e.g., family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm, other vascular aneurysms, coronary artery disease). (aafp.org)
- Factors that may play an important role in abdominal aortic aneurysms include atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the inner lining of an artery), vasculitis (infection in the aorta), genetic disorders such as Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Turner's syndrome and polycystic kidney disease, and congenital syndromes that were present at the patient's birth. (bmc.org)
- An aortic aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart through the chest and torso. (hindawi.com)
- An aneurysm is an enlarged portion of a weak area of an artery. (sheknows.com)
- An aneurysm is a localised widening (dilation) of an artery. (cochrane.org)
- An aneurysm is a bulge in the wall of an artery. (dreddyclinic.com)
- Aneurysms can form in any artery, anywhere in your body, including an artery in your brain (brain aneurysm). (dreddyclinic.com)
- However, most aneurysms occur in the aorta - the body's largest artery. (dreddyclinic.com)
- You have an abdominal aortic aneurysm when the walls of your aorta, the main artery running from your heart down into your pelvis and legs, become weakened. (iuhealth.org)
- Over time, the aneurysm will slowly bulge further, putting you at risk of the artery rupturing. (iuhealth.org)
- An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or bulging of an artery. (southerncross.co.nz)
- An aneurysm is a failure of the arterial wall that results in a balloon-like dilatation of a segment of the artery. (annals.org)
- Does Lower Limb Exercise Worsen Renal Artery Hemodynamics in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm? (plos.org)
- It is designed to virtually seal the aortic aneurysm sac to relieve any pressure on the fragile artery as blood bypasses through the device. (medgadget.com)
- An aortic aneurysm (say "a-OR-tik AN-yuh-rih-zum") is a bulge in part of the aorta , the body's main artery. (cigna.com)
- An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), is a condition in which the aorta, the largest artery in the body, stretches and balloons in the belly region . (lifelinescreening.com)
- The abdominal aorta is the main artery that originates in the heart and is the largest blood vessel in the body. (lifelinescreening.com)
- This study was designed to evaluate the optimal surgical treatment strategy for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) coexisting with coronary artery disease (CAD). (umin.ac.jp)
- An arterial aneurysm is defined as a focal dilation of a blood vessel with respect to the original artery. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Weakening and expansion of the main abdominal artery (abdominal aortic aneurysm, AAA) is a common problem in older Australians. (clinicaltrials.gov)
Screening for Abdominal Aortic A9
- Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement. (medlineplus.gov)
- There is inconclusive evidence to recommend screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in women 65 to 75 years of age with a smoking history. (aafp.org)
- CHICAGO, Dec. 22 -- Medicare has doubled the time for new beneficiaries to take advantage of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. (medpagetoday.com)
- Scientific evidence is insufficient* as regards the effects of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in women. (sbu.se)
- Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm is ethically defensible, provided that the screening programs are designed to satisfy fundamental ethical principles and that the information given in conjunction with the initial examination and followup is objective and easily understood. (sbu.se)
- Is screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm a cost-effective strategy? (sbu.se)
- Is screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm ethically defensible? (sbu.se)
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today published a final recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in people who do not have signs or symptoms of AAA. (aapa.org)
- Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in "men aged over 65 years who have ever smoked" is a recommended policy. (dovepress.com)
Symptoms of an abdominal aortic a2
- The most common cause of an aneurysm is atherosclerosis, which is caused by fat deposits in the vessel wall from decades of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and/or smoking. (sirweb.org)
- J. Golledge and P. E. Norman, "Atherosclerosis and abdominal aortic aneurysm: cause, response, or common risk factors? (hindawi.com)
- Its incidence closely follows atherosclerosis and hypertension in cardiovascular mortality with just under 10,000 annual deaths in the United States attributed to aortic aneurysm or dissection ( 2 ). (frontiersin.org)
- One possibility is that an AAA develops as a pathological response to aortic atherosclerosis, a theory first suggested more than half a century ago, when the term "atherosclerotic aneurysms" was commonly used, but still prevalent today. (ahajournals.org)
- A third, perhaps "on the fence" view would be that either aortic atherosclerosis or AAA can develop first and both can subsequently stimulate the development of the other ( Figure ). (ahajournals.org)
- According to theory 1 (solid arrows), environmental and genetic risk factors lead to development of aortic atherosclerosis. (ahajournals.org)
- According to theory 2 (double arrows), environmental and genetic risk factors directly stimulate aortic medial degradation and adventitial inflammation, leading to AAA formation, which secondarily stimulates intimal atherosclerosis. (ahajournals.org)
Surgery to repair the aneurysm2
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm can occur without any symptoms, and it may not always require treatment. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur mosAt commonly in individuals between 65 and 75 years of age. (medscape.com)
- In the general population, abdominal aortic aneurysms occur at a rate of 3.72 cases per 10,000 person-years. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Aneurysms most commonly occur in arteries at the base of the brain and in the aorta - this is an aortic aneurysm. (dailystrength.org)
- The rest occur in the section that runs through your upper chest (thoracic aneurysms). (dreddyclinic.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms occur most often in older men who have smoked during their lifetime. (iuhealth.org)
- Approximately 230 deaths due to abdominal aortic aneurysm occur each year in New Zealand, most of which are in people aged 65 years or older. (southerncross.co.nz)
- Approximately two-thirds of all abdominal aortic aneurysms occur in men. (lifelinescreening.com)
- Approximately 80% of aortic aneurysms occur between the renal arteries and the aortic bifurcation. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms: open surgical treatment. (medlineplus.gov)
- The surgical management of aneurysms however dates back to 3000 years. (news-medical.net)
- Over the course of surgical history arose three landmark developments in aortic surgery. (news-medical.net)
- Conventional open-surgical repair remains the safest and most reliable method for managing significant abdominal aneurysms. (cmaj.ca)
- Surgical intervention by open or endovascular repair is the primary option and is typically reserved for aneurysms 5.5 cm in diameter or greater. (aafp.org)
- If the aneurysm is causing symptoms or is larger than 5 cm, the patient's physician may recommend repair by minimally invasive or surgical procedures. (bmc.org)
- Pathogenesis of aneurysm is predominantly examined on rodents whereas studies aimed at development of treatment modalities such as surgical or endovascular interventions are predominantly performed on large animals like rabbit, porcine or dog. (intechopen.com)
- Large animal models have been required for endovascular or current surgical treatment methods, many surgical models like saccular or aortic patch have been developed. (intechopen.com)
- Of these, approximately 1 in 10 have an aortic diameter that is sufficiently large to motivate direct surgical intervention, while the others can be followed by regularly recurring examinations. (sbu.se)
- If the aneurysm is large or is causing symptoms, surgical repair of the aneurysm is usually recommended. (southerncross.co.nz)
- The type of surgical repair used will depend on the location, size and shape of the aneurysm, the general state of health of the patient, and the urgency of the surgery. (southerncross.co.nz)
- He underwent successful surgical excision of the infected aortic aneurysm and reconstruction using vein. (medworm.com)
- However, if your aneurysm requires surgery, you can receive the care you need at Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence. (lvhn.org)
- After surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, the team at Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence is here to help you recover. (lvhn.org)
- and surgical repair depending on the size and expansion rate of the aneurysm and underlying comorbidities. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
Size of the aneurysm3
- Symptoms will depend on the location, nature, and size of the aneurysm. (southerncross.co.nz)
- Other tests undertaken to confirm the diagnosis and pinpoint the location and size of the aneurysm may include CT and MRI scans, and x-rays. (southerncross.co.nz)
- The recommended treatment option will depend on the size of the aneurysm. (tgh.org)
- It is then deployed and fixed in position within the aneurysm by balloon expansion of the stent, thus excluding the abdominal aortic aneurysm from circulation. (cmaj.ca)
- In addition to being used for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, stent grafts have been used to repair isolated iliac aneurysms, thoracic aneurysms and traumatic arterial injuries. (cmaj.ca)
- The AAA stent is placed within the aneurysm to provide a permanent, alternative conduit for blood flow within the patient's vasculature, thereby excluding the aneurysmal sac from blood flow and pressure and preventing the walls of the aneurysm from rupturing. (medtronic.com)
- I had AAA stent repair 2 years ago after 6.5cm aneurysm was discovered. (dailystrength.org)
- Men 65 to 75 years of age with a history of smoking should undergo one-time screening with ultrasonography based on evidence that screening will improve abdominal aortic aneurysm-related mortality in this population. (aafp.org)
- Ultrasonography screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms: a systematic evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (medscape.com)
- At the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute our surgeons in the Division of Vascular Surgery are experts in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms using minimally invasive repair or replacement techniques depending on the severity of your condition. (upmc.com)
- 2018). Society for Vascular Surgery practice guidelines on the care of patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. (rexhealth.com)
- Twenty-year review of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in men in the county of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom," Journal of Vascular Surgery , vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 8-13, 2012. (hindawi.com)
- Analysis of risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm in a cohort of more than 3 million individuals," Journal of Vascular Surgery , vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 539-548, 2010. (hindawi.com)
- Cardiovascular risk profile and outcome of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm in out-patients with atherothrombosis: data from the reduction of atherothrombosis for continued Health (REACH) registry," Journal of Vascular Surgery , vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 808-814.e1, 2008. (hindawi.com)
Pulsatile abdominal mass4
- On physical examination, a palpable and pulsatile abdominal mass can be noted. (wikipedia.org)
- The presence of a pulsatile abdominal mass is virtually diagnostic but is found in fewer than half of all cases. (medscape.com)
- Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is a medical emergency presenting with hypotension, shooting abdominal or back pain, and a pulsatile abdominal mass. (aafp.org)
- The American College of Radiology in its Appropriateness Criteria on pulsating abdominal masses noted that imaging studies are important in diagnosing the cause of a pulsatile abdominal mass and, if an AAA is found, in determining its size and involvement of abdominal branches. (medscape.com)
Section of the aorta2
Cause of abdominal aortic a1
- The exact cause of abdominal aortic aneurysm is not known. (medindia.net)
Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms2
- We sought to assess whether sex-related differences in timely repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) were associated with excess risk of early mortality in women. (medscape.com)
- A recent report summarizing the outcome of 303 patients who had endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair found no significant difference in perioperative mortality between operative and endovascular groups. (cmaj.ca)
- All-cause mortality was not significantly different between screened and unscreened groups some three to five years after screening , which is to be expected given the relative infrequency of abdominal aortic aneurysm as a cause of death. (cochrane.org)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms cause more than 175,000 deaths globally every year, with an 80% mortality rate if ruptured 1 . (philips.co.uk)
- Screening to detect the condition at an early stage is one approach toward reducing mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysm. (sbu.se)
- Can screening reduce the risk for mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysm? (sbu.se)
- A meta-analysis showed that mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysm was lower among those randomized to screening. (sbu.se)
- After 4 years of followup, mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysm was 42% lower in the study group than in the control group. (sbu.se)
- Aimed to reduce mortality rates for abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery in the UK from 7.5% to 3.5% by 2013. (health.org.uk)
Weakening of the aortic wall2
- Medial degeneration leads to weakening of the aortic wall, which in turn results in aortic dilatation and aneurysm formation. (ahajournals.org)
- Their is no doubt that the pathogenesis of AAA is multi-factorial, in brief, the degradation of key structural proteins such as elastin and collagen results in weakening of the aortic wall and subsequent dilatation and aneurysm formation. (intechopen.com)
- Alcohol and hypertension: The inflammation caused by prolonged use of alcohol and hypertensive effects from abdominal edema which leads to hemorrhoids, esophageal varices, and other conditions, is also considered a long-term cause of AAA. (wikipedia.org)
- Hypertension with dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm. (bmj.com)
- Bradbrook R A , Marshall A J , Spreadbury P L . Hypertension with dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm. (bmj.com)
- Middle age cardiovascular risk factors and abdominal aortic aneurysm in older age," Hypertension , vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 61-68, 2003. (hindawi.com)
Incidence of abdominal aortic a3
- When all three risk factors are present, the incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm is as high as 7 percent. (sheknows.com)
- The incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) varies among ethnic groups. (snpedia.com)
- An increase in incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm is predicted as an extension of the advancing age of our population. (whsmith.co.uk)
Patient has an abdominal aortic a2
- There is a known genetic predisposition for abdominal aortic aneurysm formation. (sheknows.com)
- The study is the first to show that genetic deletion of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) or the decrease in the gene expression of kynureninase (KNU) in the body restrained AngII-induced abdominal aortic aneurysm in mice deficient in apolipoprotein e. (eurekalert.org)
- Familial abdominal aortic aneurysm: a systematic review of a genetic background. (nih.gov)
- 1,6 The extent of genetic heterogeneity is likely to become more evident as more families with thoracic aortic aneurysms are studied. (ahajournals.org)
- Tilson MD, Ozsvath KJ, Hirose H, Xia S. A genetic basis for autoimmune manifestations in the abdominal aortic aneurysm resides in the MHC class II locus DR-beta-1. (medscape.com)
- What role do high cholesterol or genetic disorders play in aneurysms? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- 7. Pathophysiology of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms:Insights from the Elastase-Induced Model in Mice with Different Genetic Backgrounds: Robert Thompson, MD, FACS. (whsmith.co.uk)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and tummy. (www.nhs.uk)
- This bulge is an aneurysm. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- An aneurysm (or aneurism) is localized, blood-filled dilation (bulge) of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall. (dailystrength.org)
- An aortic aneurysm is the dilatation (widening or bulge) of a portion of the aorta, usually at a weak spot in the aortic wall. (dreddyclinic.com)
Dilation of the abdominal aorta1
- A multifactorial disorder in which there is permanent dilation of the abdominal aorta, usually due to degenerative changes in the aortic wall. (oxfordreference.com)
- MiRNAs are dysregulated in various vascular diseases and they play an essential role in aneurysm pathogenesis [ 2 , 3 ]. (hindawi.com)
- Pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms: a multidisciplinary research program supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (medscape.com)
- While the importance of homocysteine in atherosclerotic disease has been established, there is also evidence to suggest that raised Hcy levels could play a role in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). (intechopen.com)
- Aortic inflammation, vascular smooth muscle cell apoptosis, angiogenesis, oxidative stress and vascular remodeling are implicated in AAA pathogenesis. (mdpi.com)
- The patient underwent a conventional abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. (medscape.com)
Wall of the aorta3
- An aortic aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the wall of the aorta. (uhhospitals.org)
- As some people get older, the wall of the aorta in the stomach weakens and expands to form an abdominal aortic aneurysm. (nidirect.gov.uk)
- An aortic aneurysm is a stretched and bulging section in the wall of the aorta. (uwhealth.org)
- Juan Parodi with Julio Palmaz and Héctor Barone in the late 1980s developed the first catheter-based arterial approach to abdominal aorta aneurysm and this led to the endovascular approach to surgery. (news-medical.net)
- Abdominal arterial (or aortic) aneurysm in older men is associated with levels of certain subtypes of white blood cells, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. (news-medical.net)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are the most common arterial aneurysms. (biomedsearch.com)
Diameter of the abdominal aorta3
- Thus, enlargement of the diameter of the abdominal aorta to 3 cm or more fits the definition. (medscape.com)
- The normal diameter of the abdominal aorta is about one inch. (dreddyclinic.com)
- The maximum luminal diameter of the abdominal aorta was measured before and 5, 12, 18, and 24 d after perfusion. (greenmedinfo.com)
Preventive Services Task Force1
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated recommendations for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in 2014. (aafp.org)
- About 85% of abdominal aortic aneurysms are located below the origin of the renal arteries, the arteries that supply blood to the kidney. (medindia.net)
- Infrarenal The abdominal aortic aneurysm is located in that part of abdominal aorta which is just below the origin of the renal arteries. (medindia.net)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is defined as an aortic diameter at least one and one-half times the normal diameter at the level of the renal arteries, which is approximately 2.0 cm. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- What is the treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms? (uhhospitals.org)
- Concurrent comparison of endoluminal versus open repair in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms: analysis of 303 patients by life table method. (cmaj.ca)
- What should I expect during recovery from the interventional treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm? (sirweb.org)
- Endovascular repair is a procedure for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. (goremedical.com)
- The etiology, natural history, and treatment of thoracic aneurysms differ for each of these segments. (ahajournals.org)
- What are the tests to determine treatment for aneurysms? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
- They also have a higher risk of harm from treatment of the aneurysm than men. (aapa.org)
- When an abdominal aortic aneurysm is identified, treatment may vary from watchful waiting to surgery. (southerncross.co.nz)
- For patients with a small abdominal aortic aneurysm less than 5.5cm and no symptoms, the recommended treatment may be medical monitoring which includes regular tests to make sure your aneurysm isn't growing, and management of other medical conditions that could worsen the aneurysm. (tgh.org)
- For information about abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment at Tampa General Hospital's Cardiovascular Center Aorta Program or to refer a patient, call (813) 394-5554 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (tgh.org)
- Sometimes, if the aneurysm is small, your doctor will recommend simply monitoring the issue-checking in regularly to ensure it stays small and does not grow quickly-rather than recommending a treatment right away. (lifelinescreening.com)
- Sometimes the treatment is open abdominal surgery, but often the less-invasive process of endovascular repair does the trick. (lifelinescreening.com)
Repair of aortic aneurysms1
- An apparatus for endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms is disclosed. (google.co.uk)
- Symptoms may come on quickly if the aneurysm expands rapidly, tears open or leaks blood within the wall of the vessel (aortic dissection). (medlineplus.gov)
- in 1952 that medial necrosis, dissection and aneurysm formation occurred after a special diet. (intechopen.com)
- Establishing the diagnosis in the field is usually difficult or impossible, but certain salient features of aortic aneurysm or dissection may be observed. (medscape.com)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when an area of the aorta becomes very large or balloons out. (medlineplus.gov)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm, also known as AAA, occurs when a weakened area in the wall of the abdominal aorta bulges or expands. (bmc.org)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the aorta becomes enlarged and balloons out. (medicalnewstoday.com)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the weakened area of the aortic wall in its abdominal part enlarges. (medindia.net)
Diagnosis of abdominal4
- Because both walls must be calcified for a diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, lack of a clear view of the right wall makes diagnosis uncertain. (medscape.com)
- Diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is important because the natural history is that of continued enlargement with potentially catastrophic consequences. (annals.org)
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm. (clinicaladvisor.com)
- V. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the alternative techniques for diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm. (clinicaladvisor.com)
- Our vascular surgeons - specialists in minimally invasive therapies for abdominal aortic aneurysms, which they helped pioneer for the entire vascular system. (upmc.com)
- More recently, abdominal aortic aneurysm can be repaired in a minimally invasive manner. (sheknows.com)
- In most cases, IU Health Heart & Vascular Care physicians can perform an advanced minimally invasive procedure called endovascular aneurysm repair. (iuhealth.org)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair procedures can be done surgically or through minimally invasive techniques. (dmc.org)
- Controversy exists regarding the role of sex on outcomes after ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (rAAA) repair. (medscape.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a cardiovascular disease for which 45,000 operations are performed yearly in the United States, but a new study found that targeting lipids may improve long-term outcomes. (ajmc.com)
- While n-3 PUFAs have been suggested to limit adverse outcomes associated with inflammation, oxidative stress and disturbed antioxidant status, a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential of these bioactive nutrients is required in patient populations with conditions characterised by inflammation and oxidative overload such as abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). (nature.com)
- Thoracic aneurysms may involve one or more aortic segments (aortic root, ascending aorta, arch, or descending aorta) and are classified accordingly ( Figure 1 ). (ahajournals.org)
- Open surgery to repair an AAA is sometimes done as an emergency procedure when there is bleeding inside your body from the aneurysm. (medlineplus.gov)
- This 3D animation on abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery depicts the anatomy of the aorta and both the open and endovascular procedure for repairing an abdominal aortic aneurysm. (sheknows.com)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a non-invasive procedure that tests your heartbeat for irregularities. (lifelinescreening.com)
- A new landmark study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that patients with a vascular condition, called an abdominal aortic aneurysm, received no benefits from taking a common antibiotic drug to reduce inflammation. (news-medical.net)
- There is chronic inflammation of the aortic wall with remodelling of the extracellular matrix, and depletion of vascular smooth muscle cells. (oxfordreference.com)
- Blood vessel diseases Blood vessel diseases like Takayasu disease and giant cell arteritis cause inflammation and gradual weakening of aortic wall. (medindia.net)
- Studies in mouse models of aneurysm showed that that this tracer allows for imaging vessel wall biology with high sensitivity and specificity, and aortic tracer uptake in vivo correlates with vessel wall inflammation," explains Mehran M. Sadeghi, MD, of the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center in New Haven and the West Haven VA Medical Center in West Haven, Connecticut. (eurekalert.org)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is associated with inflammation and oxidative stress, the latter of which contributes to activation of macrophages, a prominent cell type in AAA. (nature.com)
- It is used to assess conditions such as aneurysm, narrowing of the blood vessel, or blockages. (uhhospitals.org)
- It's called endovascular because a doctor repairs the aneurysm from the inside of the damaged blood vessel (the aorta). (rexhealth.com)
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a ballooning of the aorta, a large blood vessel that supplies blood to your body. (medicareinteractive.org)
- An aneurysm (say: AN-yur-izm) is a weak area in a blood vessel. (aafp.org)
- Researchers have discovered that a family of lipids (fats) contribute to the development of a serious aortic disease, by driving clotting in the blood vessel wall. (healthcanal.com)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a life-threatening stretching or ballooning of the aorta, the body's main blood vessel. (lvhn.org)
Open abdominal aneurysm1
- Similar materials with improved tensile strength are used in open abdominal aneurysm repair and these include Teflon, Dacron and expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). (news-medical.net)
- An abdominal aortic aneurysm is most often seen in males over age 60 who have one or more risk factors. (medlineplus.gov)
- Smoking is one of the most common and preventable risk factors of abdominal aortic aneurysms. (medindia.net)
- Blanchard JF, Armenian HK, Friesen PP. Risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm: results of a case-control study. (medscape.com)
- Risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) are largely unknown, but a new study in JAMA Cardiology has found that patients with AAA have a high burden of genetically determined dyslipidemia. (ajmc.com)