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Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts in New Delhi

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At Artemis Cardiac Centre, we bring together the most advanced and innovative treatment option for the effective management of a wide spectrum of cardiovascular ailments. Our dedicated team of experts specializes in procedures like Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Graft and offers personalized care and assistance to help you reach your goal of optimal heart health. 

Our team strictly adheres to personalized treatment plans because we believe that every individual has unique medical requirements. Throughout your journey from treatment to recovery, we ensure your medical needs are being catered to with a robust approach.

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Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts

What is Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts ?

Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts

Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts, is also sometimes referred to as endovascular stent grafts. It is a life-saving, minimally invasive treatment. It is quite different from the traditional approach, where there is a need to make a huge incision. In this case, the procedure is done through small incisions, with the help of catheters. Doctors carefully place a stent within the weakened part of the aortic valve, to offer support and strength.

An Aortic Aneurysm is defined as a tiny bulge, similar to a balloon, that developes on any part of the aorta when its walls become weak. If it is not treated in time, the damage can worsen leading to rupture and internal bleeding, which can pose a serious threat to the patients life. Aortic aneurysms can be broadly classified into two different types - abdominal aortic aneurysms and thoracic aortic aneurysms.

Why does one need Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts?

Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts may be needed for repairing an aortic aneurysm in order to manage the symptoms and negate the risks of potential complications associated with the same. The procedure is also recommended in cases where the aneurysm is at risk of bursting or rupturing.

Time Taken For Procedure

Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts is broadly classified and based on the technique that is used:

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Procedure Time

It can take anywhere between 2 to 4 hours

Hospital Stay

Patients may be discharged within a day or two depending on prognosis

Recovery Period

It takes about a couple of weeks to completely recover from the procedure.

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Symptoms

You may be recommended to go for angioplasty if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms linked to coronary artery disease, which are not responding to medication and lifestyle modifications:

Advantages of Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts

Various Advantages of Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts are:

About Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts Procedure

Preparation

  • You will need to plan an appointment with your doctor and get yourself assessed. Your doctor will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam.
  • You may need to go for a few more tests based on your initial consultation. These help the doctors to understand if the procedure will work for you and plan your treatment in the best possible way.
  • You will be informed about various steps of the procedure and what you should be expecting after it.
  • If you are currently taking any medication, make sure you inform your doctor about the same.
  • It is important to make sure that your doctor is well aware if you have any allergies or if you suspect that you are pregnant.
  • You need to fast for a few hours before the procedure to make sure that you do not vomit or feel nauseated

What does the Procedure involve?

  • The procedure is performed under the influence of general or local anaesthesia to prevent you from feeling any pain
  • Doctors will use an IV Line to give you medicine and nutritional fluids. The ECG screen will be connected by placing sticky electrode pads on your chest
  • Doctors will prepare the site of insertion, and make a tiny cut to introduce the sheath. The catheter is introduced into the major blood vessel through this sheath and moved towards the affected valve carefully.
  • Doctors use precise X-ray imaging techniques to make sure that there is no unnecessary damage to the surrounding tissues.
  • Once the catheter reaches the final position, the stent which is placed within it, is released
  • Doctors then assess the flow of blood via the stent to ensure everything is normal.
  • The equipment are then removed and the incision is closed.

What follows the Procedure?

  • Once the procedure is done, the patient is taken to the recovery area and then shifted to their room post gaining consciousness
  • You will need to follow the set of guidelines recommended by your doctor in order to ensure a fast and hassle-free recovery.
  • Rigorous physical activities are to be avoided and you should talk to your doctor before resuming any such activities
  • You need to refrain from driving or taking a shower unless given a green signal by your doctor.
  • Regular follow-ups are important to help your doctors track the improvement in your health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q -How does Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair by Stent Grafts work?

Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair using Stent Grafts works by providing support to the weakened section of the artery and preventing its rupture, while ensuring normal blood flow.

Q - Is Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair done using a Catheter?

Yes, Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair is a minimally invasive procedure done using a catheter. 

Q - Can Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair be used to treat abdominal Aneurysms?

Yes, Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair can be used to treat aneurysms in the thoracic, as well as abdominal area.

Q - Who is the candidate for Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair?

The candidates for  Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair are determined by considering a number of factors including the size and location of the aneurysm.

Q - What are the risks associated with Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair?

Risks associated with  Percutaneous Aortic Aneurysm Repair include infection, bleeding and vascular damage.

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