Aneurysm surgery also called endovascular repair, open surgery and the less invasive procedure are the two options for repairing a thoracic aortic aneurysm.
A surgery repair or procedure is usually recommended by our heart specialist doctors, based on the size and location of the aneurysm. Many of the risks of surgical or endovascular repair is similar for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. When making a decision about on aortic aneurysm repair, you and our doctor will think about the benefits in relation to the risks. Patients who are at significant high risk from surgery might be able to have a less invasive repair.
Our Heart Specialist Doctor will consider:
- Whether patient need the aneurysm repaired right away.
- Whether patient will be able to withstand a surgery or procedure.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm:
In men, repair is typically recommended for abdominal aortic aneurysms that are causing symptoms, are growing rapidly, or that are 5.5 cm or larger in diameter.
In women, repair may be recommended for smaller aneurysms. These may include older age or medical problems that make the repair more dangerous.
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm:
Thoracic aortic aneurysms that are rapidly getting bigger or enlarged are considered at risk of rupturing.
Our doctor will examine and recommend that patient have surgery for a thoracic aortic aneurysm based on many things.
- The location of the aneurysm
- The size of the aneurysm (Repair might be recommended if size is 5.5 to 6.0 cm in diameter).
- Whether the aneurysm is part of a genetic problem
- Whether you need another heart surgery such as a heart valve replacement surgery
Less Invasive Procedure or Open heart surgery are the two options for repairing a thoracic aortic aneurysm. The choice of repair can depend on the size and location of the aneurysm. To know more about the benefits and risks of aneurysm repair option, consultant our chief cardiothoracic surgeon.