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What are the potential complications of endovascular grafting?

Deborah Davis
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Your doctor will discuss the results of the procedure with you.  Endovascular grafting produces very good outcomes.  Patients will require follow-up for the stent-graft, but can be expected in most circumstances to live a normal life after this.  Patients with aneurysms in general should adopt a healthy lifestyle, such as watching their diet an maintaining a routine exercise regimen.  These individuals have an increased risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis, and a full evaluation of their risk profile for these diseases should be carried out in conjunction with the aneurysm repair.

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Aneurysms

Aneurysms form balloons in weakened arteries of our bodies, potentially causing life-threatening problems such as a stroke. Although aneurysms can form in any weakened artery, they commonly occur in the arteries of the brain and i...

n the aorta, the central artery that extends from your heart through the center of your abdomen and chest. Certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, can weaken the arteries, which deliver oxygenated blood from our heart to the rest of our bodies. The pressure of blood traveling through the arteries can lead to this balloon-like bulge. You can have an aneurysm for years without symptoms or problems. Others can have an aneurysm that pops, which can lead to a stroke if bleeding occurs in the brain. Ruptured aneurysms must be treated quickly, usually within minutes, or it can become deadly: about 50% of all ruptured aneurysms are fatal.
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