Endovascular aneurysm repair
Instead of an open-heart surgery aneurysm repair, your surgeon may consider a procedure called an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR, TEVAR, TA-EVAR). By creating small incisions in the groin, surgery is performed inside your aorta with thin, long tubes called catheters to guide a stent graft to the aneurysm through the blood vessels. The stent graft is then positioned in the diseased aorta segment to "re-align" the aorta to redirect blood flow away from the aneurysm.
Aortic root ascending and arch aneurysm
The section of the aorta running through the chest is called the thoracic aorta. An ascending aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the portion of the aorta closest to the heart. Surgical intervention may require an open-chest procedure to prevent the risk of rupture, or “watchful waiting” depending the aneurysm size, growth rate and symptoms.