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Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

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Best hospitals and doctors for thoracic aortic aneurysm treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
 from  1407
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
 from  21662
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
 from  21666

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
2106
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
33351
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
33799

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
2565
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
45453

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Surgery

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
1769

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Vascular Surgery

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
2322 help2082
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
33555

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
2423
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
39763
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
39739

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
1751
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
29679
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
33474

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
0
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
0
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
0

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
1895
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
29533
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
29766

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
2075
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
31641
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
31735

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
1862
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
29357
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
29458

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
2186
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
33346

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
2166
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
33695
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
33403

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Vascular, Endovascular Surgery

Founded in 1834, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine, thanks to which it belongs to Germany's leading hospitals. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdisciplinary centers, in which patients are provided with f
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
2112
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
33420

University Hospital Cologne

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital positions itself as state-of-the-art maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,500 beds for inpatient medical care. It annually treats about 307,000 outpatients and 63,000 inpatients, including th
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
1929
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
29849
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
29897

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
1947
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
29663
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
29878

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm
1892
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
29343
Treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm with open prosthetics
29420

About the disease

Thoracic aortic aneurysm is a condition whereby the upper section of the aorta becomes weakened, causing it to become abnormally widened. The aorta is the biggest artery in the body and supplies blood to the most vital organs.

According to Medline Plus, thoracic aortic aneurysm most commonly develops because of hardening of the arteries. This happens when the artery walls are weakened, due to high levels of cholesterol and chronic high blood pressure. Smokers, people over the age of 65 and anyone who consistently eats foods that are high in animal fat are more at risk. Previous injuries can lead to hardening of the arteries as well.

Thoracic aortic aneurysm tends to develop very slowly. Years may pass before it manifests itself for the first time. In rare cases, thoracic aortic aneurysm develops very quickly. In the case of aortic dissection, which is a blood leakage inside the aorta, symptoms can be sudden. If the aneurysm is stays small, it may remain undetected, but can still be dangerous.

Symptoms

  • Chest pain
  • Tenderness in the chest
  • Pain in the back
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hoarse throat

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the cardiologist or GP will listen to the patient’s heart and measure their blood pressure.
  • The doctor will also ask the patient if they have recently experienced any chest pain or pain in the back. (However, there will be no pronounced symptoms if there is no rupture or bleeding of the aorta.)
  • Imaging tests, such as an X-ray, CT or MRI scan, are used to examine the aorta. They can determine its location and size, and whether any section of its wall has been weakened.  

Treatment

  • Endovascular prosthetics (stenting) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, whereby stents are used to strengthen the weakened part of the aorta.  This procedure is designed to prevent leakage and rupture.
  • Open prosthetics is an open surgical procedure that also uses stents to strengthen the aorta. It is usually performed if rupture or blood leakage has already taken place.



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