Re: aortic aneurysm
What they do to treat it depends on the size of the aneurism. With a small swelling it's usually watchful monitoring. For larger aneurisms that are more apt to burst, surgical intervention is done with either stenting or grafting.
There is a gray area where some doctors will operate and some won't.
Make sure the echo technician gives you a good estimate of the diameter of the aneurism.
BP control becomes more important for those with an AAA.
Last edited by Lenin; 08-24-2005 at 06:44 AM.