Ascending Aorta Replacement Surgery in Delhi, India

Ascending Aortic Aneurysms

Ascending Aortic Aneurysms Treatment in India

When aortic walls become weak and enlarge, ascending aortic aneurysms occur. Aorta is the largest artery vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart. It is generally diagnosed in older adults and it is one of the most common types of aortic aneurysm. If it is not treated in time then it can grow bigger and may burst, which can lead to serious complications or even death of a person. The treatment of ascending aortic aneurysm depends upon the size and its growth rate.

What causes ascending aortic aneurysms?

  • High blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Problem with aortic valve
  • Genetic disorders and inflammatory conditions
  • Infection (salmonella poisoning)

What are the types of ascending aortic aneurysm?

  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm: It is created in the chest area
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms: It is created in the lower area of the aorta
  • Thoracoabdominal aneurysms: Aneurysms created in between the upper and lower area of the aorta
  • Cerebral aneurysms: It develops in the artery of the brain
  • Peripheral aneurysms: It develops in the large arteries of arms and legs

Risk factors related to ascending aortic aneurysms:

  • Smoking
  • Risk increases with age
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Lung infection
  • Swelling

How to diagnose?

  • Echocardiography
  • CT angiography
  • MR angiography
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • What happens during the procedure?
  • General anesthesia is provided to the patient
  • A cut is made in front of the chest
  • The surgeon removes the bulging area and place a graft
  • If an aortic valve is damaged then it is replaced with the artificial one

Opinion based on American heart association guidelines

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