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2012-07-06 10:12:05

Rescreening men at least once likely to be a cost-effective option Aneurysm screening for men aged over 65 is cost effective and rescreening those at highest risk, at least once, should be considered, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. Abdominal aortic aneurysms (caused by ballooning of the artery wall) usually occur in men aged between 65 and 75 years old and are more common among smokers. If the artery wall ruptures, the risk of death is high, but aneurysms at risk of...

2012-05-15 11:30:52

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is an effective, noninvasive method for monitoring patients who undergo endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. "Our findings support the addition of contrast-enhanced ultrasound as a complementary tool in the follow-up of these patients," said Rosa Gilabert, M.D., Ph.D., from the Hospital Clinic at the University of Barcelona in Spain. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the large...

2012-05-15 05:16:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Monitoring aneurysms with a less invasive option! Researchers are saying a simple contrast ultrasound is the answer. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, pelvis and legs becomes abnormally large or balloons outward. Abdominal aortic aneurysms can occur in anyone, but are most commonly found in men over the age of 60 with one or more risk factors. The aneurysm places stress on the wall of the aorta...

2012-03-26 10:32:33

Emergency minimally invasive repair effectively treats potentially fatal ruptured aneurysms in the abdomen without major surgery, involves less recovery time and fewer discharges to in-patient care facilities A burst aneurysm (a local area of bulge) in the abdominal aorta–the largest blood vessel in the body– is a deadly condition. In fact, about half of these patients don't make it to the hospital in time. Those who do more often than not face open surgery to repair the blood...

2012-02-09 18:28:10

Some doctors might see a patient with Marfan syndrome once or twice a year. But Dr. Joseph Coselli, professor of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and chief of adult cardiac surgery at the Texas Heart Institute, sees on average one or more a week. While Marfan syndrome is a disease of the connective tissue and can affect many areas on the body, it can become deadly when it affects the heart or aorta. What is Marfan syndrome? Marfan syndrome is caused by a defect in a gene that...

2011-12-29 06:30:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Before now, the only way to treat a wide-neck aneurysm was to undergo brain surgery. A novel device approved by the FDA made it possible to close wide-neck aneurysms that press against the optic nerve in the eye without risks, pain and longer recovery of major surgery. Aneurysms, weak areas of arteries that balloon out, can have catastrophic brain-damaging and life-threatening consequences if they burst. With very small aneurysms, the risks of intervention may be...


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