How is TAA (Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms) treated?
Early diagnosis can result in early intervention and dramatic improvements. If an aneurysm or dissection is suspected, an ultrasound scan of the heart (echocardiogram) is usually performed. Other scans such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may also be performed in order to determine the exact position of an aortic aneurysm. The treatment of an aortic aneurysm depends upon the severity of the aneurysm or dissection and may include medical management (medication) or surgery.