Specialized treatment plans are particularly important when it comes to patients that are at a high risk for blood clots. With 15,000 cases per year in the United States, aortic aneurysms are one of the leading concerns for doctors at the Florida Heart & Lung Institute in Gainesville, FL. Despite this, the necessary guidelines in place aim to minimize the complications that arise from the condition.

Treatment plans are quite multi-faceted. Specialists conclude whether the patient will benefit from surgical repair rather than ongoing monitoring and management of the condition. Doctors provide the guidelines that will increase their patient’s long-term health. With your health in mind, you may be asked to take refrain from certain activities such as smoking. By having your blood pressure in constant control and surveillance, doctors are able to safely monitor your wellbeing without the need for surgery. Doctors also have to assess family history in order to better understand what will work best for each patient. It’s a cause for concern when an aortic valve reaches roughly double its diameter, but there are multiple factors that need to be assessed on the return to a healthy lifestyle.

A typical patient at our hospital can expect to receive periodic CT scans in order to evaluate the progression or regression of the aneurism. This is the best way to distinguish the path of treatment. Updates on what the patient should do at home will be expected, such as suggestions when it comes to dietary reform. We also check for any changes in related symptoms that will further help map out a successful treatment.

Dr. Charles Klodell and Dr. Thomas Zeyl specialize in the cardiovascular field and have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of the various vascular abnormalities that they come across. Depending on the location of the aneurysm, it’s possible for patients to undergo a minimally invasive repair of the problem area with quite minimal distress.