An aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement or bulging of an artery due to damage or weakness in the wall of the blood vessel. There are several different types of aneurysms, including:
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Aortic Aneurysm
- Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysm
- Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Many aneurysms do not have symptoms until they are large or starting to rupture. Often aneurysms are found when a patient is having a test for another problem and the aneurysm is discovered. Thoracic aneurysms are often found on a chest xray or CT scan, and abdominal aneurysms with ultrasound or CT scan.
Why Choose Aurora for Aneurysm Treatment?
Aurora’s Vascular Center is one of the few places in the country specially trained to insert a custom made stent grafts for abdominal aortic aneurysms. These custom stent grafts are made to the exact measurements of the patient’s aorta for high risk aneurysms in the abdomen that also connect to the arteries of the kidneys or the bowel. Before these grafts were designed, a patient’s only treatment was an open surgical repair.
Now, if eligible, some of the aneurysms can be treated with these special stent grafts and the patient can avoid a lengthy surgery and recovery. Our highly trained physicians can evaluate the patient and determine if this special device is an option for you.
Aurora doctors are conveniently located throughout eastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Find a doctor or heart specialist near you. To get a second opinion or if you need assistance finding a provider, please call 888-649-6892.