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521 clinics specializing in Vascular surgery providing treatment of Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a condition where the aorta's walls in the chest weaken and bulge, potentially leading to life-threatening complications if the aneurysm ruptures. Surveillance and, if necessary, surgical intervention are vital for managing TAA.
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Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $28,695
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $43,392
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $11,802
  4. Peripheral artery angioplasty and stent placement
    ≈ $12,308
  5. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $43,759
  6. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $5,121
  7. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $10,064
  8. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $18,756
  9. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $10,149
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Camperdown, Australia
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Languages: Portuguese, Russian, Turkish
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital is one of Australia's premier tertiary referral hospitals and is recognised as a worldwide leader in healthcare excellence and innovation. RPA read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $28,695
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $43,392
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $11,802
  4. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $43,759
  5. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $5,121
  6. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $10,064
  7. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $18,756
  8. Varicose veins treatment
    ≈ $9,294
  9. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for varicose veins (Unilateral)
    ≈ $5,026
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Auchenflower, Australia
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
For generations of Queenslanders, The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane has provided care through life’s journey — from birth into childhood, to adulthood and to end read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $28,695
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $43,392
  3. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $43,759
  4. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $5,121
  5. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $10,064
  6. Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    ≈ $32,980
  7. Aortic reconstruction
    ≈ $20,597
  8. Surgical thrombectomy
    ≈ $8,129
  9. Reconstructive surgery for peripheral artery disease (PAD)
    ≈ $16,963
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Bedford Park, Australia
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Languages: English
Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is the southern areas largest hospital and provides medical services for people living in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide. The read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $28,695
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $43,392
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $11,802
  4. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $43,759
  5. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $18,756
  6. Varicose veins treatment
    ≈ $9,294
  7. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for varicose veins (Unilateral)
    ≈ $5,026
  8. Foam sclerotherapy (Unilateral)
    ≈ $1,202
  9. Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) for varicose vein (Unilateral)
    ≈ $4,801
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Greenslopes, Australia
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Greenslopes Private Hospital is proud to be one of Australia’s leading private teaching hospitals, owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care. Located on the southside read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $28,695
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $43,392
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $11,802
  4. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $43,759
  5. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $5,121
  6. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $10,064
  7. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $18,756
  8. Varicose veins treatment
    ≈ $9,294
  9. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for varicose veins (Unilateral)
    ≈ $5,026
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Murdoch, Australia
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
St John of God Murdoch Hospital is one of the leading private health campuses in Western Australia and a major health care hub serving the read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $6,606
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $5,705
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $2,498
  4. Peripheral artery angioplasty and stent placement
    ≈ $2,437
  5. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $6,682
  6. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,018
  7. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $2,403
  8. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $3,096
  9. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $1,895
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Dhaka, Bangladesh
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Evercare Hospital Dhaka is a 425-bed multidisciplinary super specialty tertiary care hospital which is the first and only hospital in Bangladesh to have got JCI read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $6,606
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $5,705
  3. Peripheral artery angioplasty and stent placement
    ≈ $2,437
  4. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $6,682
  5. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,018
  6. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $2,403
  7. Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement
    ≈ $1,362
  8. Renal artery angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $1,758
  9. Aortic reconstruction
    ≈ $3,556
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Dhaka, Bangladesh
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Asgar Ali Hospital is the Best Hospital in Bangladesh. We are a 350 bedded multi-disciplinary tertiary-care Hospital, situated at Gandaria, Dhaka. It is a concern read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $6,606
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $5,705
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $2,498
  4. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $6,682
  5. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,018
  6. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $2,403
  7. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $3,096
  8. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $1,895
  9. Varicose veins treatment
    ≈ $1,671
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Dhaka, Bangladesh
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Opening its doors in August 2006 and situated beside the picturesque Gulshan Lake, this hospital is one of the largest private sector healthcare facilities in read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $15,187
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $15,357
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $1,034
  4. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $15,134
  5. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,738
  6. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $3,313
  7. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $5,861
  8. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $3,200
  9. Varicose veins treatment
    ≈ $3,835
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Brno, Czech Republic
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Languages: English
The Brno University Hospital is the second largest medical facility in the Czech Republic and a leading European hospital. The FN Brno complex consists of read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $15,187
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $15,357
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $1,034
  4. Peripheral artery angioplasty and stent placement
    ≈ $294
  5. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $15,134
  6. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,738
  7. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $3,313
  8. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $5,861
  9. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $3,200
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Brno, Czech Republic
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno is a state contributory organization established and directly managed by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. University St. read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $15,187
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $15,357
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $1,034
  4. Peripheral artery angioplasty and stent placement
    ≈ $294
  5. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $15,134
  6. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,738
  7. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $3,313
  8. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $5,861
  9. Varicose veins treatment
    ≈ $3,835
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Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
The Hradec Králové University Hospital is one of the largest medical facilities not only in Eastern Bohemia, but also in the entire Czech Republic. Over read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $15,187
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $15,357
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $1,034
  4. Peripheral artery angioplasty and stent placement
    ≈ $294
  5. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $15,134
  6. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $5,861
  7. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $3,200
  8. Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement
    ≈ $855
  9. Renal artery angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $3,545
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Prague, Czech Republic
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
The Faculty Hospital of Královské Vinohrady (FNKV) is a highly specialized medical facility providing health care in almost the entire range of the medical spectrum read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $15,187
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $15,357
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    $1,034
  4. Peripheral artery angioplasty and stent placement
    $302
  5. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $15,134
  6. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,738
  7. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $3,313
  8. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $5,861
  9. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $3,200
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Olomouc, Czech Republic
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Olomouc University Hospital is one of the largest inpatient facilities in the Czech Republic. It is part of a network of nine faculty hospitals directly read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $15,187
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $15,357
  3. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $15,134
  4. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,738
  5. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $3,313
  6. Aortoiliac allografting
    ≈ $11,521
  7. Complex aortic surgery
    ≈ $29,257
  8. Aortography
    ≈ $1,125
  9. Bentall surgery
    ≈ $18,882
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Prague, Czech Republic
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
The hospital is a selected medical and educational facility designated by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. It provides adults and children with read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $16,718
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $15,524
  3. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $15,456
  4. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,826
  5. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $3,269
  6. Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement
    ≈ $2,649
  7. Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
    $7,664 - $10,892
  8. Peripheral artery bypass
    $5,162 - $10,090
  9. Surgical thrombectomy
    ≈ $8,340
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Quezon City, Philippines
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Neurosurgery, Oncology
iThe Philippine Heart Center is essentially a hospital for patients suffering from heart ailments. However, it is equipped to render the best possible care for read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $15,187
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $15,357
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $1,034
  4. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $15,134
  5. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $1,738
  6. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $3,313
  7. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $5,861
  8. Aortoiliac allografting
    ≈ $11,521
  9. Complex aortic surgery
    ≈ $29,257
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
Ostrava University Hospital is a top hospital and occupies a leading position among medical facilities in the Czech Republic. It is the largest state medical read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $7,562
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $9,431
  3. Peripheral artery angioplasty and stent placement
    ≈ $2,945
  4. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $9,971
  5. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $669
  6. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $2,515
  7. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $2,472
  8. Varicose veins treatment
    ≈ $1,052
  9. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for varicose veins (Unilateral)
    ≈ $977
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Martin, Slovakia
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Spine surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
The Martin University Hospital is a terminal health care facility of supra-regional importance with several exceptional workplaces with nationwide scope. An average of 50 percent read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $18,887
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $22,248
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $5,922
  4. Peripheral artery angioplasty and stent placement
    ≈ $5,360
  5. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $21,496
  6. Arteriovenous (AV) fistula surgery
    ≈ $770
  7. Endovascular thrombectomy
    ≈ $4,102
  8. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $8,244
  9. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $3,783
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Oncology
Languages: Chinese, English
Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL) is an integrated cardiac and vascular hospital that opened its doors in November 2017. Specialising in comprehensive modern care read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $8,098
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $12,345
  3. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $13,794
  4. Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
    ≈ $2,496
  5. Complex aortic surgery
    ≈ $10,147
  6. Aortography
    ≈ $509
  7. Bentall surgery
    ≈ $10,147
  8. Ross operation
    ≈ $11,142
  9. Aortic reconstruction
    ≈ $4,268
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
Specializations: Cardiac surgery, Vascular surgery
Languages: English, Kazakh, Russian
Kazakh Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology was organized in November 1977. according to the decision of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan read more
Prices for popular procedures:
  1. Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery
    ≈ $7,562
  2. Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR)
    ≈ $9,431
  3. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA)
    ≈ $2,830
  4. Abdominal endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)
    ≈ $9,971
  5. Carotid angioplasty and stenting
    ≈ $4,348
  6. Complex aortic surgery
    ≈ $13,421
  7. Aortography
    ≈ $822
  8. Bentall surgery
    ≈ $12,287
  9. Ross operation
    ≈ $11,233
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Košice, Slovakia
Specializations: Vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic surgery, Oncology
L. Pasteur University Hospital Košice is the second largest hospital in Slovakia. At the same time, it is the terminal hospital for the entire region read more

Clinics grouping by rating

Clinic with the highest rating of 5 — Clinical Hospital Lapino in Moscow, Russia and 5 more, clinic with the most reviews number of 35757 — Aster CMI hospital in Bengaluru, India.

With rating 4.0 and over — 171 clinics .

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Procedures are likely to be used for Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) treatment: Thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery and Thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair (TEVAR) .

Thoracic aortic aneurysms - what is this disease?

Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) - disease classification, clinical presentation and diagnosis

An aneurysm is a pathologically enlarged section of an artery. The disease occurs in the form of both congenital and acquired pathology. Aneurysms can occur in any artery. In this article, we will analyze the classification, clinical picture and diagnosis of one of the most common forms of this pathology - thoracic aortic aneurysm. We will also answer the question of who is most susceptible to this disease.

The aorta is the largest artery in the human body. It carries blood from the heart to all tissues and organs of the body and is divided into ascending, arc and descending. The latter is also divided into two parts: chest and abdominal.

Classification of aortic aneurysm

There are several classifications of this pathology, which can be divided into 5 groups:

  1. By etiology (origin) - as a result of atherosclerotic or degenerative damage (for example, with Marfan syndrome), as well as after an inflammatory process and trauma;
  2. In shape - baggy and fusiform (more common);
  3. By the structure of the wall - real and pseudo-wall (the wall is formed by adventitia with the surrounding tissues after the rupture of the inner and middle membranes; most often post-traumatic)
  4. According to the clinical picture - asymptomatic, symptomatic, discontinuous course;
  5. By location - chest - located in the chest cavity (often localized in the ascending part of the aorta), abdominal - located below the diaphragm, thoracoabdominal aneurysm.

Symptoms of the disease

A thoracic aortic aneurysm most often has no manifestations. The first symptom of pathology may be an embolic event - stroke, ischemia of the lower extremities or intestines, kidney infarction, etc.

The clinical manifestations and the natural course of this disease depend on their location. The average growth rate of thoracic aneurysms is 0.1-0.2 cm per year. Pathology associated with Marfan syndrome or aortic dissection may expand at a faster rate. The risk of rupture is related to the size of the aneurysm and the presence of symptoms.

As noted earlier, most thoracic aortic aneurysms are asymptomatic, but compression or damage to adjacent tissues by a dilated vessel can cause symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, hoarseness, and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Dilation of the ascending aortic aneurysm can cause congestive heart failure, and compression of the superior vena cava can cause congestion of blood in the head, neck, and upper extremities.

Diagnosis of the disease

A chest x-ray is usually the first diagnostic test that can prompt a doctor to diagnose a thoracic aortic aneurysm. During its implementation, the following can be identified:

  • expansion of the shadow of the mediastinum;
  • displacement or compression of the trachea or the left main truncal bronchus.

Echocardiography, especially transesophageal echocardiography, can be used to evaluate the proximal (located closer to the heart) of the ascending aorta and the descending thoracic aorta. However, in general, ultrasound (the type of which is echocardiography) is the main method for diagnosing abdominal aortic aneurysms.

CT angiography allows you to accurately assess the size (with an accuracy of 0.2 cm) and the length of the aneurysm, the anatomical relationship between the aneurysm and adjacent organs, as well as arteries extending from the aorta (sometimes this is sufficient for a preoperative assessment of the patient).

MR angiography is also used to assess the size and extent of the aneurysm if CT angio cannot be performed. This method is especially justified in the framework of serial follow-up examinations carried out in younger patients. MR angiography is less commonly used in acute conditions.

Intravascular ultrasound - allows you to get an image of the aortic wall from the inside by introducing ultrasound sensors through a catheter.

In asymptomatic patients whose aneurysms are too small to warrant surgery, non-invasive (atraumatic) contrast-enhanced CT or MRI testing is usually done at least every 6 to 12 months to monitor the disease.

Even if an aneurysm is found in a patient at any level, the doctor usually recommends performing an examination of the entire aorta in order to exclude coexisting pathology. In addition to this, the possibility of ultrasound examination (Doppler) of the peripheral arteries for aneurysms is being considered. It is also recommended to rule out aortic valve abnormalities (usually by echocardiography).

Who may be at increased risk of developing a thoracic aortic aneurysm?

The risk of this pathology is higher in:

  • people aged 65 and over;
  • people who use tobacco;
  • patients with arterial hypertension (high blood pressure damages the blood vessels in the body, increasing the likelihood of developing aneurysms and other vascular diseases);
  • patients with atherosclerotic damage to the vascular bed, obesity and lipid imbalance (dyslipidemia);
  • people whose blood relatives had an aneurysm (regardless of its location);
  • patients with Marfan syndrome and bicuspid aortic valve. Nearly half of those with an aortic valve with two cusps instead of three may develop an aortic aneurysm.

Thus, an aneurysm of the thoracic aorta is a pathological expansion of this vessel in the chest cavity. This pathology is usually discovered by chance based on the results of imaging tests (X-ray, MRI, CT) performed for other indications. Contrast-enhanced CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and conventional invasive aortography are sensitive and specific tests for assessing thoracic aortic aneurysms and branch lesions.

References:

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  4. 2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases. (2014). European Heart Journal, 35(41), 2873–2926. doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehu281.