Ross Milner, MD University of Chicago Mark Russo, MD, MS Center for Aortic Diseases. THE SITUATION. Over 6,000 people died last year from ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA). 21,000 were diagnosed with this dangerous condition.
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Mark Russo, MD, MS Center for Aortic Diseases
Could your patient have an undiagnosed TAA?
Scope of the challenge:
Primary Risk Factors
Although there are frequently no symptoms, TAA symptoms may include:
No proven lifestyle changes can decrease the size of TAAs.
TEVAR animation video
*BIBA Medical Research estimated 1,960 thoracic stent grafts were implanted in the U.S. in Q2 2008.
Average ICU stay: 2-3 days
Average recovery time: 1-2 weeks
Average hospital stay: 2-3 weeks
Average recovery time: 3 months
Controlled Endovascular Stent Graft Trials
Be aware TAAs are most often silent killers and are increasing in number.