Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm AAA

Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are thought to be caused by weakened aortic blood vessels located in the chest cavity. Over time, the vessel walls become deformed, stretching into a balloon-like structure that restricts blood flow to the lower extremities. It is a potentially life-threatening condition that will require medical attention. Individuals over the age of 50 with other vascular conditions or a family history are at higher risk of developing AAA.

Pictured, this 70-year-old male was admitted into the ER with back/abdominal pain. The patient was admitted, and we performed a computer tomography angiography (CTA), which revealed a high-risk 6.6-centimeter abdominal aortic aneurysm. Treatment followed the next day with an excluder stent endograph, in which a stent or expander is placed within the vessel to allow better blood flow. This is a less invasive procedure than traditional open surgery and has significantly improved patient outcomes. The patient returned home the next day with no complications.

At Southern Vascular Center of Panama City, we provide the highest quality patient care, diagnostics, and treatment of vascular conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysm. If you or a loved one have a history of abdominal aortic aneurysm or any other kind of aneurysm, you may be at greater risk. Talk with your primary care physician about screening and testing procedures to monitor your condition. We have five locations on the Emerald Coast, with board-certified surgeons providing superior, comprehensive vascular treatment. Schedule your appointment online or call our office at (850) 532-6303.

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