The aorta - the largest artery in the human body, directing the oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to the systemic circulation. All kinds of pathologies of the aorta, including aneurysm, dissection of the aorta, the outer gap and bleeding, requires immediate surgical intervention.
Aortic aneurysm is a bulging of the walls of the aorta pathological. The main causes of aortic aneurysms are atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, a hereditary abnormality of tissue (Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome) and congenital heart defects and vascular diseases.
Aortic aneurysm is difficult and dangerous disease characterized by an increased risk of sudden death. Symptoms of aortic aneurysms are associated with impaired circulation of blood and bodies with compression of the surrounding aorta. In some cases, the aneurysm develops completely asymptomatic.
Diagnosis of aortic aneurysms involves defining the structural changes of the aorta with the use of various imaging techniques. The main treatment for aortic aneurysms is surgical intervention. Therapeutic treatment is applied to reduce the rate of progression of atherosclerosis and to prevent complications. Operations on the aorta are the most difficult in all cardiac surgery.
Over the years, activity in the cardiac center of Sheba Hospital created a highly professional framework for the effective treatment of an aortic aneurysm, and today it is the largest and most advanced center in Israel for the treatment of this complex disease.
After surgery, the patient comes to the aorta for 1-2 days in the intensive care unit cardiac branch, and then complete his recovery at the Department of hospitalization for three days. At discharge from the hospital, the patient receives advice on further treatment with your doctor. These recommendations provide clear guidance on the necessary measures, such as continuous monitoring of blood pressure, regular checks of the status of the aorta, the organization of right living, drug treatment with beta-blockers and, of course, constant supervision from a family physician.