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How to Treat Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

  • Medications
    • Blood pressure control
    • Cholesterol control may help
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Avoid Activities That Cause You to Strain

Procedures to Treat AAA

  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR)
    • A covered stent is placed through the leg arteries which seals off the aneurysm. All the blood is directed through the covered stent so no blood goes into the aneurysm. Small incisions in the groins are made. Usually with full anesthesia. Usually stay in the hospital one day.
  • Open Aneurysm Repair
    • The abdomen is surgically opened and a new prosthetic artery is placed in the aorta. The blood then goes through the new manmade artery. Will full anesthesia. Typically a week recovery in the hospital.