Was It Just a Normal Abdominal Pain to the 67-year-old?
Department of Vascular Surgery Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysm (EVAR) What is EVAR? In the EVAR procedure, a stent graft (a fabric tube supported by metal wire stents that reinforces…By Admin | 26 August 2022
Department of Vascular Surgery
Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysm (EVAR)
What is EVAR?
In the EVAR procedure, a stent graft (a fabric tube supported by metal wire stents that reinforces the weak spot in the aorta) is inserted into the aneurysm through small incisions in the groin. Endovascular repair of aneurysms does not require a large incision and has a substantially shorter recovery than the conventional open surgical approach.
Endovascular grafting is a minimally invasive method to treat an aortic aneurysm. Instead of an open aneurysm repair in which your chest and abdomen are surgically opened, surgeons may consider a procedure called an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).
Why And When You May Need An EVAR?
The Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysm’s goal is to prevent the abdominal aortic aneurysm from bursting, which may result in a life-threatening event.
The force of blood flow against a weak spot in the wall of the blood vessel (in this case the aorta) causes its walls to balloon outward, creating an aneurysm which can later lead to a burst, disrupting the blood flow to your organs and resulting in life-threatening complications within minutes.
EVAR lowers the chances of this rupture taking place by re-lining the aneurysm with a new tube. This artificially inserted tube, called a stent graft, is made of fabric with a metal mesh frame and is designed to take the pressure off the aneurysm.
An Interesting Case of EVAR at Aadicura Superspeciality Hospital.
A 67-year-old male with a large symptomatic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) was successfully treated with EVAR ( Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair) performed by a team of Vascular Experts at Aadicura.
The Patient’s Medical History
A 67-year-old gentleman, with a history of hypertension (high BP) and previous heart bypass surgery, came to Aadicura with the complaint of abdominal pain for a few months. After having a thorough diagnostic investigation, Vascular experts diagnosed a large symptomatic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). Considering the patient’s medical comorbidities, an Endovascular treatment (EVAR) was suggested to the patient over open surgery for his betterment and well-being.
Advantages of EVAR
|Mortality Rates <5%||Mortality Rates <2%|
|Significant Morbidity||Significant Morbidity|
|Presence in ICU: 1-3 Days||Presence in ICU: 1 Day|
|Total Hospital Stay: 5-10 Days||Total Hospital Stay: 1-3 Days|
LOOKING FOR AN EVAR TREATMENT?
Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) is a less-invasive option when compared to the traditional open surgery. The patient will have a shorter hospital stay and a much more steady recovery. But one will still need to care for their aorta and heart even after the recovery stage is crossed. A few lifestyle changes like exercising regularly and reducing salt intake can help avoid future problems.
It is also very important to keep up with all your follow-up appointments so experts at the department of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at Aadicura Superspeciality Hospital can keep a check on how the new stent graft is working and fix problems if any.
Dr. Vijay Thakore, Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Dr. Sumit Kapadia, Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Dr. Hiten Patel, Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Dr. Kushan Nanavati, Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon from the department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Aadicura Superspeciality Hospital treats and provides you with the best possible outcomes that help you recover faster.
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