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Aortic Aneurysm (03:56)


The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the human body. Computer graphics illustrate how and where an aortic aneurysm develops.

Risk Factors for Aortic Aneurysms (03:09)

The majority of patients do not know they have an aortic aneurysm. Ruptures of the aorta are lethal unless treated immediately. Learn the risk factors for aneurysms.

Aneurysm Detection (03:50)

Medical staff detect aneurysms with ultrasound. The detection of aneurysms in elderly patients leads to the discovery of hereditary risk factors.

Treatment of Aneurysms (04:13)

At least 80% of aortic aneurysms result from atherosclerosis. Once an aneurysm is detected, treatment is customized for patients. Surgery is one treatment option among a number of others.

Aneurysms: Post Treatment (05:47)

Even after treatment, patients must continue to monitor the size of the aneurysm. Follow patient care after surgery. Diagnostic advances are being made.

Credits: Lifesaving Options for Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms (00:42)

Credits: Lifesaving Options for Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms

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Forming where there is a weakness in an artery wall, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms kill more people each year than does breast cancer or car accidents. Having high blood pressure, smoking, and a family history of aortic disease are among the risk factors that make them more likely to occur, but unfortunately, aneurysms often strike without warning. In this program, medical experts explain the formation of an aneurysm and how the condition can be diagnosed and repaired before it becomes lethal. The importance of screening for at-risk patients is stressed. (24 minutes)

Length: 24 minutes

Item#: BVL53734

ISBN: 978-1-61753-995-4

Copyright date: ©2012

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