aortic aneurysm


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aortic aneurysm

[ā′ȯrd·ik ′an·yə‚riz·əm]
(medicine)
Dilation of the wall of the aorta, usually the ascending portion.
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Results: Ultrasound measurements of abdominal aortic aneurysm were both accurate and reproducible.
5 fold increased risk for both clinical and asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm in the next 15 years compared to never smokers.
Open surgical repair with long-term antibiotherapy is accepted as the gold standard of treatment for a mycotic aortic aneurysm.
The incidence rate of abdominal aortic aneurysm is found to be increasing worldwide due to changes in lifestyle.
Repairing the aneurysm If you are screened and told you have an aortic aneurysm, its size is important in deciding the proper treatment.
10) We present a very young patient with UAV co-existent with ascending aortic aneurysm, a rare congenital aortic anomaly who had successful aortic valve replacement and ascending aortic repair with graft.
The lower back pain without neurological deficit should be considered a potential silent symptom of chronic infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture and use of computed tomography angiography in this situation is justified.
He said: "I lost a dear friend to an aortic aneurysm and have witnessed the effects of this fatal condition.
The mortality rate is 25 percent when treating a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm with an open surgical technique, which involves cutting open the aorta.
In 2014, Gore initiated a clinical study evaluating the use of the same device for the treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms that require coverage of the left subclavian artery.
Numerous studies have shown that people with abdominal aortic aneurysm have a higher level of elastolytic activity than those with aortic occlusive disease and patients without abdominal aneurysm and occlusive disease [4].
Aortic aneurysm occurs when the aorta wall deteriorates and weakens, causing the artery to dilate (balloon) until it ruptures.