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  1. A Simple Guide to Aortic Aneurysm, Treatment and Related Diseases (A Simple Guide to Medical Conditions)
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Ode to Aortic Aneurysm

The aorta is the body’s main artery
That carries blood from the heart to the body.
An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal thinning
In the artery wall leading to the bulging

An aortic aneurysm is the bulging of the aorta
Which forms in a weakened area of the aorta wall.
Somtimes it presents as a lump in the abdomen
It is especially common over age of sixty in men

Threatened rupture of aortic aneurysms is an emergency
Repair of an aortic aneurysm can improve life expectancy
The aortic aneurysm is identified and cut out or resected
The missing part of aorta is replaced and corrected

The second approach is placing an endovascular graft
A tube is placed at the aneurysm to prevent bleeding fast
Medications can help to help control the pressure in the aorta
Betablockers, statins and antidiabetics can make it better

-An original poem by Kenneth Kee

Interesting Tips about the Aortic Aneurysm

A Healthy Lifestyle

1. Take a well Balanced Diet

2. Each patient is different and the decision to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm depends upon:
a. the size of the aneurysm,
b. the age of the patient,
c. underlying medical conditions,
d. life expectancy.

There are two approaches for repair:
a. The first is the traditional surgical approach.
A large incision is made in the abdomen, the aortic aneurysm is identified and cut out or resected.
The missing piece of aorta is replaced with a synthetic graft.

b. The second approach is placing an endovascular graft.
A catheter or tube is threaded into the femoral artery in the groin and the graft is positioned so that it spans and sits inside the aneurysm and protects it from expanding.

Threatened rupture of abdominal aneurysms is a surgical emergency.
Once an aneurysm ruptures, 50% of patients die before their reach the hospital.
The longer it takes to get to the operating room, the higher the mortality.

3. Keep bones and body strong

Bone marrow produces our blood

Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk and dark green vegetables.

Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.

Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits

Zinc and other minerals are important to the body

4. Get enough rest and Sleep

Avoid stress and tension

5. Exercise and stay active.

It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 2½ hours a week.

One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week.

Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.

6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman.

Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone.

Alcohol can affect the neurons and brain cells.

7. Stop or do not begin smoking.

It also interferes with blood supply and healing.

Cigarettes contain more than forty types of hazardous and possibly cancer causing chemicals which can harm the smokers and those around them

Chapter 1

Aortic Aneurysm

The aorta is the body’s main artery.

The aorta carries blood from the heart to the pelvis, abdomen and legs.

If the wall of an artery is weak, the artery can swell like a balloon.

This balloon-like swelling is called an aneurysm

The doctor may order an ultrasound test to check for Aortic Aneurysm.

An ultrasound uses sound waves to look inside the body.

Most types of ultrasounds are painless.

Aneurysms usually grow slowly without any symptoms.

That is why it is so important to talk to the doctor about the risk.

If aneurysms grow large enough to, they can cause dangerous bleeding inside the body and death.

If Aortic Aneurysm is found early, it can be treated to stop it from bursting.


Chapter 1 Aortic Aneurysm

Chapter 2 More Facts of Aortic Aneur


Kenneth Kee
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