Treatments for Aortic Aneurysm
Our team works with each patient to make custom treatment plans. Treatment offered depends on the location and extent of the aneurysm.
Aortic aneurysms can be treated with medication in some people. Medications are used to lower your heart rate and blood pressure, as well as reduce stress on the diseased aorta.
Your physician may prescribe these medications:
- Beta blocker medication:
- Slows your heart rate
- Lowers your blood pressure
- Reduces the force of your heart's contractions
- Cholesterol-lowering medication to reduce inflammation of your aorta walls
The Northwestern Medicine Center for Aortic Care at Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute performs minimally invasive (endovascular) repair surgery and open surgical operations to treat certain aortic aneurysms
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs in the aorta below the level of the diaphragm. A thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in the aorta above the level of the diaphragm.