A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the upper part of the aorta, the blood vessel which carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The condition can cause a tear in the artery wall leading to life threatening bleeding. The condition does not show any prominent symptoms initially. As the condition becomes more severe, people may notice tenderness, back ache, hoarseness in voice, cough, shortness of breath and chest pain.
HOW IS THORACIC AORTIC ANEURYSM DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of this problem is done by tests like Echocardiogram, MRI or even X-ray and CT scan to check for the tear along the aorta.
HOW IS THORACIC AORTIC ANEURYSM TREATED?
The treatment of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm involves two types of corrective surgery namely opens surgery and endovascular surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm in the early stages may not require any treatment.