Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

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What is a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm?

A thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is an expansion or bulge in the artery wall resulting from a weakening of the artery wall. The main concern with a thoracic aortic aneurysm is preventing a potential rupture.

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How is Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Treated at TriHealth?

A thoracic aortic aneurysm should be monitored carefully, and will often require surgery to prevent rupture. Some components of the treatment of a thoracic aortic aneurysm could include a blood pressure medicine regimen or the following procedures:

Cardiac Surgery

Our cardiac specialists perform over 650 heart surgeries every year, including procedures performed using minimally invasive techniques.    

Cardiac Rehabilitation

People with heart disease can reach the highest possible levels of physical and mental performance with the help of our multidiscliplinary team.

Endograft

Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) is a minimally invasive procedure that helps protect an aneurysm from the pressure of blood flow.

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