Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm | Treatment


How is an AAA treated?

If your aneurysm is large or is growing quickly, you will most likely need surgery. If your aneurysm is small, your doctor may just monitor it using ultrasound tests.

It is important to prevent the aneurysm from bursting or tearing. You can help by quitting smoking and by working with your doctor to control your blood pressure and cholesterol.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm by GR Upchurch, Jr., M.D. and TA Schaub, M.D. (American Family Physician April 01, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060401/1198.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 04/06