Aortic Aneurysm Surgery and Treatment in Chennai by SIMS hospital

Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic Aneurysm is the bulging of Aorta in the left ventricle of the heart which passes through abdomen cavities and chest. There are two types of Aortic Aneurysm

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

The aneurysm formed in the portion of aorta in the abdomen cavity is known as Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. SIMS has got specialized treatments for an aortic aneurysm. 4 to 8 percent of people are getting affected by this disease.

The normal size of Abdominal Aorta will be 3 and 3.5cms and those which is above it is considered as rupture. The Abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment is done with EVAR stent grafting. It is also called as AAA.

Causes

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is caused because of the following factors

  • Smoking
  • Hypertension
  • Vasculitis
  • Use of Cocaine
  • Genetic Factors

Symptoms

Depending on the aorta’s size and bulges, there may be internal bleeding inside the artery which may cause a rupture. This will be mistaken for heart attack in most of the cases. An abdominal aortic rupture can be identified with the following symptoms.

  • Jaw and Chest pain
  • Sore feel in the abdomen
  • Fainting
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Weakness on either one side of the body
  • Continuous pain in the abdomen for hours or days

If AAA ruptures it may lead to

  • Sudden severe back pain or pain in the lower abdomen
  • Urinary problems
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid heart rate on standing position
  • Vomiting and Nausea
  • Constipation

Abdominal Aortic Treatment at SIMS

Most aneurysms are identified only during the screening. We at SIMS recommend ultrasound test for screening abdominal aortic aneurysms and can further proceed with treatment or surgery depending on the condition of the aneurysm.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in the part of the aorta that permits through the chest above diaphragm. Like abdominal aneurysm, thoracic aortic aneurysm does not show much indications and only 50 percent have got symptoms of the thoracic aneurysm. It is denoted as TAA.

Causes

1 in 4 aortic aneurysms is identified in the thoracic region of the aorta. The major causes apart from the symptoms of abdominal aneurysm are

  • Marfan Syndrome – A genetic disorder occurred in the connective tissue and it is very less cause for aortic aneurysm
  • Previous injury in the Aorta
  • Traumatic wound – happened due to accident or severe fall
Symptoms of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Only 50 percent of patients who have thoracic aortic aneurysm notice any indications of the disease. The common identified symptoms are

  • Pain in Neck, Jaw, Chest and Back
  • Coughing or roughness in Throat
  • Trouble in Swallowing or Breathing
  • Apparent pounding on the chest
  • Voice Loss

If a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm ruptures it will lead to

  • Sudden severe back pain starts from the upper back moving down till abdomen
  • Low blood pressure
  • Severe pain in arms and chest where the patient can quickly get into shock

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Aneurysm Treatment Doctors Team @ SIMS

Dr. V V Bashi
MS (General Surgery), MCh (Thoracic Surgery)
Director & Senior Consultant
Institute of Cardiac & Advanced Aortic Diseases
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