Symptoms of an Aortic Aneurysm
An abdominal or thoracic aortic aneurysm is asymptomatic and, without proper treatment or diagnosis, will initiate impending catastrophic bleeding and shock, ultimately leading to death. As there are no evident symptoms of an aortic aneurysm, timely TAA and AAA diagnosis is imperative.
TAAs and AAAs are silent killers, a deadly condition that’s hidden and usually isn’t located until the situation is too late to repair successfully. In many cases, a TAA or AAA diagnosis is made when physicians are performing other medical imaging exams or CAT scans of the abs or back.
Receiving a TAA or AAA Diagnosis
A TAA or AAA diagnosis isn’t equatable to death. Once detected, your physician will perform careful monitoring and decide the right time to perform repair. Because detection does not stem from thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysm symptoms, what you should be on the lookout for are the risk factors, which include a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and the male gender.
Timely detection is vital to preventing abdominal aortic aneurysm or thoracic aortic aneurysm rupture. If you fall into any one of the risk factor categories, make sure you schedule regular screenings with your physician. For more information, please contact Aortic Stents to make an appointment or call us at our office in Chicago, Illinois at 630-856-7460.
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