What are the complications during and after endovascular surgery?

Endovascular surgery complications include bleeding in and around the repairs, though they are rare. Watch this video with Mallik Piduru, MD from Oak Hill Hospital to learn more about the surgery.
Eddy Luh, MD, FACS from Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, discusses potential complications that can occur during and after an endovascular surgery in this video. 
The main complications after endovascular surgery are clotting and bleeding of the vessel worked on. Plus, infection is always possible following surgery of any kind.
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A common complication after a endovascular repair is an endoleak. An endoleak is a leakage of blood around the graft such that the aneurysm is not completely treated. Learn more from Johns Hopkins Medicine about endovascular surgery.
 

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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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