Cardiology


Aortic Aneurysm

It means ballooning of the aorta. Diameter of the aorta reaches a width above normal values as a result of deteriorations in its wall structure.

Causes of aortic aneurysms are listed as follows:

  • High blood pressure
  • Congenital weakness of the vessel wall
  • Smoking
  • Age

Aneurysms vary depending on the region in which they occur , and often do not show any symptoms in advance. Its most basic symptom is causing pain in the area in which it is located.

Aneurysm repair by endovascular method is also a frequently preferred method of treatment. In endovascular treatment, aorta region where aneurysm is found is repaired via a stent guided through a catheter introduced from the groin. However, endovascular method may not be suitable for every patient. The patient's vessel structure needs to be suitable for treatment of aneurysm by endovascular method. Open surgery method is utilized in patients who are not suitable.