When the Aneurysm Grows Fast

When the Aneurysm Grows Fast

Barry Katzen, Founder and Chief Medical Executive at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, explains since 1999 there are devices approved for treating aneurysms from the inside rather than having to make incisions to get to the aneurysm. These are called endovascular approaches or stent grafts. He says the goal of treatment is to exclude the […]

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Treating an Aneurysm

Treating an Aneurysm

Barry Katzen, Founder and Chief Medical Executive at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, says most aneurysms do not rupture and many of them are very small. “If you have a small aneurysm in your aorta, we recommend follow-up surveillance, most often with ultrasound,” he explains. He points out as the aneurysm gets bigger, he needs […]

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Medications for an Aneurysm

Medications for an Aneurysm

Barry Katzen, Founder and Chief Medical Executive at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, says when they offer patients medical therapy, they try to optimize the risk of high blood pressure. He explains if you have treated hypertension you are not really at a higher risk for death if you keep your blood pressure treated. He […]

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Aortic Aneurysm Surgery Indications

Aortic Aneurysm Surgery Indications

Symptoms, such as hoarseness and chest pain; aortic diameter; and aortic expansion rate are indications for surgery in patients suffering from aortic aneurysm. Dr. Marco Bologna, Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, explains each indication and why it is important to follow the changes in your body.

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Prevalence of Brain Aneurysms

Prevalence of Brain Aneurysms

Brain aneurysms are not common, but they are not rare as well, affirms Dr. Guilherme Dabus, Director of the Interventional Neuroradiology Fellowship Program with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center. He says most of people will never know that they have it, because aneurysms do not cause any problem. The problem depends on its size and location. […]

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Explaining Heart and Aneurysm

Explaining Heart and Aneurysm

Barry Katzen, Founder and Chief Medical Executive at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, explains the pipe is the main part of the aorta. “The main pipe starts giving off branches that supply our brain, our arms and different organs. It divides and goes down into each leg, so it brings circulation to everywhere in the […]

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Risk Factors of Aneurysm

Risk Factors of Aneurysm

Smoking, gender, age, high blood pressure and medical history are the most common risk factors of aneurysm. Dr. Athanassios Tsoukas, Vascular Surgeon with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, explains men are more prone to suffer aneurysm. He also talks about why genetic can be a very important risk factor, too.

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Aneurysm?  Is it serious?

Aneurysm? Is it serious?

If someone has a tiny aneurysm, he should control risk factors such as smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure for having a normal life. But if the aneurysm is over five centimeters, it’s important to see a doctor. Dr. Athanassios Tsoukas, Vascular Surgeon with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, explains some abdominal aortic aneurysm symptoms […]

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