Tag: "abdominal aortic aneurysm"
Approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of fenestrated endovascular stent grafts allows vascular surgeons at the Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Heart & Vascular Center to be among few in the nation providing a new alternative to patients diagnosed with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). While minimally invasive techniques developed in recent years [...]
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are a very serious issue. Looking at them, they appear like a bulge in the aorta in the abdomen, and the size of the bulge can is an indicator of how weak the aortic wall has become. If there is no treatment for a large aneurysm, it may continue to expand [...]
Did you know the “father of vascular stenting” worked at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine? It’s true. He worked as a profesor of vascular surgery from 2004-2007 and you can read about his impact in the book, “A History of Vascular Surgery” by Steven Greg Friedman here. He concieved the idea of [...]
Often an abdominal aortic aneurysm can go undetected for such a long period of time that it ruptures. When this happens, it can cause sudden onset of back and abdominal pain, or even shock due to the massive blood loss experienced by some patients. Now, our vascular docs are well versed in treating “abdominal aortic [...]