ANEURYSM REPAIR IN INDIA
An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in an artery. Aneurysms can form in arteries of all sizes. An aneurysm occurs when the pressure of blood passing through part of a weakened artery forces the vessel to bulge outward, forming what you might think of as a blister. Not all aneurysms are life threatening. But if the bulging stretches the artery too far, this vessel may burst, causing a person to bleed to death. An aneurysm that bleeds into the brain can lead to stroke or death. Contact today for Aneurysm Repair Surgery in India.
Where do aneurysms occur in the body?
- In the tiny arteries that supply blood to the brain (the cerebral arteries).
- In parts of the large vessel that carries blood from the heart to other parts of the body (the aorta). Aortic aneurysms can occur in the area below the stomach (abdominal aneurysms) or in the chest (thoracic aneurysms). An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is usually located below the kidneys.
- In the heart’s main pumping chamber (the left ventricle).
How do I prepare?
First your physician obtains a medical history by asking you questions about your general health and symptoms. Your physician will also want to know if and when your symptoms occur and how often. In addition, your physician conducts a physical exam. Together these are known as a patient history and exam. As part of your physical exam, your physician will gently feel the aneurysm through skin over the suspected aneurysm and listen to your arteries through a stethoscope.
Next, your physician may order some tests to measure the size of the aneurysm and determine its location.
Although not all the tests may be required for each patient, they usually include : –
- Duplex ultrasound
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
Your physician or vascular surgeon will give you the necessary instructions you need to follow before the surgery, such as fasting. Usually, your physician will ask you not to eat or drink anything at least 8 hours before your procedure. Your physician will discuss with you whether to reduce or stop any medications that might increase your risk of bleeding or other complications.
What can I expect after surgical aneurysm repair?
After your surgery, depending on the location of your incision and your general health, you may need to stay in the hospital for about 7 to 10 days until you are recovered enough to go home. Again, depending upon the location of your incision and your general health, you may require care in intensive care until you recover sufficiently.
Your physician or vascular surgeon will give you the special instructions you need to follow after the surgery, such as not lifting anything more than 10 to 15 pounds, until your incision heals adequately.
Periodically, depending upon its location, your physician may schedule you for an imaging study to make sure that your aneurysm is not redeveloping and that the graft, patch, or clips are functioning correctly.
Are there any complications?
You may have complications following any major surgical procedure. Less serious complications that you may experience following aneurysm surgery include swelling, respiratory or urinary infections, or infections at the incision site. More serious complications that you may experience include:
- Heart problems
- Breathing problems
- Kidney problems
- Colon problems