An aortic aneurysm is a cardiovascular condition that causes a weak area of your aorta wall to bulge. If a leak or rupture occurs, your condition can immediately become life-threatening. Seek immediate aortic aneurysm treatment or call 911 for emergency care.
At Dignity Health Central Coast, our cardiac care doctors are leaders in providing the most effective care for aortic aneurysm. We can help you find ways to reduce your risk. Find a Doctor today for aortic aortic prevention throughout the Central Coast of California.
Aortic Aneurysm Treatment at Dignity Health Central Coast
If a cardiovascular doctor has diagnosed your aortic aneurysm, rest assured that treatment options at Dignity Health Central Coast can help heal your mind, body, and spirit. Your doctor will recommend a treatment option that takes into account the severity and location of your aortic aneurysm.
A thoracic, or chest, aneurysm typically requires treatment, while your doctor will usually monitor smaller abdominal aneurysms without further treatment. When aortic aneurysm treatment is recommended, it can include:
- Aortic graft placement, involving open heart surgery to replace part of the aorta with a fabric or plastic graft
- Endovascular stent placement to position a piece of mesh to reinforce the aorta wall and prevent it from bulging
Your doctor will talk to you about the risks and benefits of each treatment, so you can select the options that’s right for you.
Preventing an Aortic Aneurysm
Even healthy people can develop an aortic aneurysm. Reducing your risks, however, can go a long way toward aortic aneurysm prevention. Take these steps to reduce your chances of developing this cardiovascular condition:
- Treat and manage high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Quit smoking, especially if you are a man.
- Eat a heart-healthy diet.
- Get regular exercise.
Talk to your doctor at Dignity Coast Central Coast to learn more about aortic aneurysms treatment and prevention.
Dignity Health provides exceptional cardiac care for aortic aneurysm treatment and prevention throughout California’s Central Coast.