Endovascular Stent Graft in Louisville, KY
An endovascular stent graft is used in the treatment of a variety of conditions involving blood vessels. It is often used in the treatment of a weak spot in an artery called an aneurysm. An aneurysm happens when blood pressure, smoking, atherosclerosis, and other issues cause the weak area to grow and eventually rupture. The stent graft is used to place a tight seal above and below the aneurysm. The graft is a tube made of fabric and supported by a stent of metal mesh providing strength to the weak area, allowing blood to flow over the affected area. The endovascular stent is intended to prevent the aneurysm from bursting.
The aorta, the largest artery in the human body, is commonly affected when an aneurysm occurs. The aorta takes blood away from the heart and travels through the chest and abdomen. An aneurysm is thought to have occurred if the aorta has enlarged more than double its average diameter of a little under an inch. Prompt medical care is essential to treating a ruptured aorta which can lead to potentially fatal internal bleeding.
It is important to note, sometimes surgery is the best option for some patients seeking treatment for aneurysm depending on the extent of the condition. Our professional team of vascular specialists will help determine the right alternative for each individual case.