Surgery for Ascending Aortic Aneurysm and Aortic Regurgitation
Ascending aortic aneurysm and aortic regurgitation surgery is a procedure that must be handled with care and precision. Once it is confirmed that a patient needs to undergo surgery for the same, it is advisable that he/she gets it done from the Heart Specialists Ranchi, Dr. Sanjay Kumar.
The aorta is the largest artery in the body and is the main blood vessel which carries blood to all areas of the body from the heart. It is located/begins at the top left ventricle of the heart, which is the area from where blood is pumped. The ascending aorta is a structure about 2 inches long and extending up from the heart.
Now, an aneurysm refers to the weakening or abnormal bulging of an artery wall. If there are no symptoms to indicate the aneurysm, it seems as though there is no serious consequence as such. But when it ruptures, it can cause bleeding that can be fatal.
Aortic regurgitation is a condition where the aortic valve is ‘leaking’. This is also sometimes referred to as aortic insufficiency. This could cause blood to flow from the aorta to the left ventricle, which is the reverse direction of normal blood flow and pumping. In other words, the aortic valve doesn’t close properly, allowing some of the pumped blood to leak back into the chamber.
General anaesthesia needs to be administered for this surgery since it is a highly crucial one that may take up to 5 hours or longer on average. It is to be understood that the main objective of this surgical procedure is to either repair or replace (based on the patient’s condition) the weakened area with an abnormal bulge that’s creating trouble.
Heart Surgery Specialist in Ranchi, Dr. Sanjay Kumar has successfully performed this surgery for a woman very recently, the details of which are available in his blog. The patient’s condition and procedure for treatment are clearly outlined by him as well in the blog.
In his blog, Dr. Sanjay Kumar explains that the patient’s dilating aorta which became aneurismal was normally treated with ascending aorta root replacement/Bentall’s procedure or aortic valve-sparing operation. Repair Aortoplasty could be successfully done for the patient since the aortic wall thickness was preserved despite her condition.
This case describes a successful surgery performed by the Best Aortic Doctor in Ranchi, who has performed many such heart surgeries which required skill and patience.
Ascending aortic aneurysm and aortic regurgitation is a serious heart condition that needs to be treated with careful surgical procedure. It is important for the patient to prepare himself/herself for the same and approach a trusted doctor to understand their heart condition before being taken for surgery.
Knowing that they are being treated by the Best Aortic Doctor in Ranchi will ease their worries as they can be assured that they are in good hands.