Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Your Health

Getting the Therapy

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Getting an Endovascular Stent Graft

Getting an Endovascular Stent Graft

Endovascular stent grafting is a less-invasive alternative to open surgical repair.

Factors Your Doctor May Consider

The procedure is not for everyone. Before recommending endovascular stent grafting for you, your doctor will take a number of factors into consideration, including your age, the size of your aneurysm and aorta, your medical history, and your health history.
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Your Healthcare Team

If you are a candidate for endovascular stent graft therapy, your endovascular surgery team will be involved at every stage. The team may consist of vascular surgeons, radiologists, anaesthetists, nurse practitioners, and other specialists as needed.
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Surgery: What to Expect

Unless you are faced with a medical emergency, you will have time to learn about your surgery, what to expect, and how to prepare. Take an active role in learning about the procedure, so that when your doctor explains the surgery to you, you will already be somewhat familiar with the procedure.
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Factors Your Doctor May Consider

Your Healthcare Team

Surgery: What to Expect


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