Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
Aortic Aneurysm Frequency
Each year, about 15,000 people in the United States die of a ruptured abdominal aneurysm. This makes it the 13th leading cause of death in this country. Most aneurysms occur in people aged 55 years or older. The number of aneurysms in the United States is increasing as the population increases and ages. Aneurysms are four times more common in men than in women.
Surgery to Repair Aortic Aneurysms
When detected in time, most aneurysms can be electively repaired with cardiac surgery so they do not rupture. But even in a case of emergency surgery, St. Vincent’s surgeons possess the skill and experience to offer the best possible outcomes to patients. See Cardiovascular /Cardiothoracic Surgery.
A related but different condition is aortic dissection. Dissection refers to a separation of the vessel wall, which allows blood to leak between the layers of the vessel. This further damages and weakens the vessel, placing it at much greater risk of bursting.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms are treated by vascular surgeons. Learn more about abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery.
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