Saturday, 18 November 2017

Surgical Repair of Aortic Aneurysms

What is Aortic Aneurysm?

CVD (Cardio Vascular diseases) is abbreviations for all kind of heart diseases. They are mainly caused by aneurysms. It is the balloon-like bulge in arteries mainly affecting the brain and heart. An aortic aneurysm affects the body’s main artery. Aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body that begins at the left ventricle of the heart and passes through the chest and abdominal cavities. The normal diameter of the aorta is between 2 and 3 centimeters and can bulge to 5 centimeters with aneurysms.

Aortic Aneurysms - Types 

There are two types of aortic aneurysms. The one that occurs in the chest is called Thoracic aortic aneurysm and the other is in the abdomen called Abdomen an aortic aneurysm. In most cases, symptoms of an aneurysm are not easily discerning. But as it grows in size there will be signs that show the existence of the ailment, including Chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, back pain etc.In the case of the abdominal aortic aneurysm, there is usually no telltale sign of the ailment. The major symptoms are the pain in the abdomen and a throbbing sensation in the navel. In the case of the abdominal aortic aneurysm, a rupture could possibly lead to an intense pain in the abdomen or back, vomiting, and dizziness. 

In India, Ernakulam in Kerala boasts few of the best hospitals in the country for treating CVDs. Renai Medicity is one such best heart hospital in Ernakulam. Ernakulam also boasts the best heart specialists in India. The most renowned cardiologist on the list would be Dr.Kuldeep Chulliparambil. He has performed over 7000 heart surgeries including high-quality coronary heart surgery, robotic heart surgeries, heart transplantations and surgeries for aortic aneurysms. He is the founder of Cardiac Associates and the president of Malabar heart foundation that work towards the elimination of heart attacks by 2025 in resonance with the call for reducing heart attacks by WHF (World heart Federation).

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