Endovascular Aneurysm Repair for Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
What is an endovascular stent graft?
An endovascular stent graft is a tube composed of fabric supported by a metal mesh called a stent. It can be used for a variety of conditions involving the blood vessels, but most commonly is used to reinforce a weak spot in an artery called an aneurysm.
Over time, blood pressure and other factors can cause
this weak area to bulge like a balloon and it can
eventually enlarge and rupture. The stent graft is
designed to seal tightly with your artery above and
below the aneurysm. The graft is stronger than the
weakened artery and it allows your blood to pass through
it without pushing on the bulge. Physicians typically
use endovascular stent grafting to treat
abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), but they also use
it to treat
thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) and less commonly,
aneurysms in other locations.
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