- The aorta is the largest artery in the human body. It is responsable for transporting the oxigenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
- Hypertension, cigarrete smoking and genetic factors can make it dilate, turning into what we call an “aneurysms”. Aneurysms are often called the “silent killers”, because they are most often asymtomatic but with time, they can rupture.
- Aneurysms are called according to their anatomic location (ascendin, arch, thoracic, thoracoabdominal or abdominal).
- The most common location is abdominal. Ultrasound Screening is reccomended to patients with a Family History at any age and males over 65, especially if smokers, exsmokers or hypertensive.
Thanks to the collaboration of a group of specialists, we seek to provide the highest quality treatment, offering the latest advances in aneurysm surgery. Cardiovascular surgeons, interventional-vascular radiologists, anesthetists and intensive care physicians collaborate so that the interventions are as bloodless as possible and can resume life in the shortest possible time.
These are complex, serious interventions with potential complications. However, when they decide to carry out one of these interventions, it is when their surgical team has data to believe that NOT intervening involves a vital risk higher than that of the intervention.
On the other hand, it will be in the hands of a multidisciplinary team that includes cardiologists, anesthetists, cardiac surgeons, perfusionists and first-level intensive care doctors, whose main concern will be to improve the patient’s symptoms, quality and quantity of life.
We have extensive experience in minimally invasive treatments for aortic aneurysms (stents), making it possible in many cases to perform the interventions only with local or locoregional anesthesia.
Marbella Heart Health
Dr Pedro Aranda MD, PhD Heart&Vascular Surgeon