Comprehensive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm in Germany

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (aneurysm of the abdominal part of aorta) is a disease characterized by a protrusion in the aortic wall, or an increase of its diameter by 2 or more times. In 40% of cases this disease is complicated by the aneurysm rupture during the first year after the diagnosis confirmation. The frequency of this pathology is 30-40 cases per 100.000 population per year. Men suffer from the abdominal aortic aneurysm 8-10 times more often than women. The risk of the disease increases with age, as 80% of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm are over 60 years old.


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Abdominal aortic aneurysm – Diagnostics

Diagnostics of the abdominal aortic aneurysm is not a big deal. It can be easily detected with the help of ultrasound examination.

This examination method helps to receive the following information:

  • Aneurysm localization
  • Its size and extension
  • Aorta walls condition
  • Presence of blood clots

Further clarifying examination methods are prescribed, such as CT or MRI. These techniques help a doctor to identify the tears of the inner aorta layers, assess the structure of the aneurysm, visualize thrombotic masses. Simultaneously, the state of the adjacent anatomical structures is assessed.

Angiography may be used (X-ray examination with contrast) when branches of the abdominal aorta are involved in the pathological process. This examination is not carried out in each patient, as it is invasive and carries certain risk of complications.


Best clinics for the abdominal aortic aneurysm diagnostics in Germany:


University Hospital Saarland Homburg

University Hospital Saarland Homburg


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Charite University Hospital Berlin

Charite University Hospital Berlin


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Abdominal aortic aneurysm – Treatment

In the case of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, surgical treatment is indicated for all patients, because at any moment massive internal bleeding with fatal outcome may start. Surgery is performed as soon as possible, if there are no contraindications. Otherwise, a patient receives the conservative therapy. After compensation of the pathological process, the surgery is performed.

Aneurysm resection with prosthetics is a basic treatment method. Linear or bifurcation prostheses are implanted. The operation is performed with an open access.

Distant endovascular prosthetics is a new type of surgery implemented actively in the recent years. The access is performed via the femoral or iliac artery. This type of operation can significantly reduce risks for the patient and shorten the rehabilitation period after the surgery.


Best clinics for the abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment in Germany:


University Hospital Saarland Homburg

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics


Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm


Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm


Charite University Hospital Berlin

Charite University Hospital Berlin

Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics


Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm


Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm


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Abdominal aortic aneurysm – Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is the process of restoration from injuries, surgeries or diseases. After the surgical treatment of aneurysms, the rehabilitation program helps to endure the postoperative period much easier and return to everyday life as quickly as possible.

The most modern rehabilitation programs are used in Germany. They are adapted individually for each patient, and are based on the age, physical possibilities, and the results of previous treatment. Different specialists, such as cardiologists, therapists, psychologists, rehabilitators, physiotherapists are involved in the rehabilitation process.

The following methods of rehabilitation are used:

  • Early activation and dosed physical activity
  • Breathing exercises
  • Training on the simulators and in the pool
  • Physiotherapy
  • Natural factors of the nature (mud, thermal waters, etc.)

Rehabilitation includes medicamentous support. The doctor selects drugs that normalize the level of blood pressure, improve the condition of the vessel wall and blood properties. It is necessary to hold a consultation with the patient about the proper nutrition and level of physical activity which is important for him in the current situation.

Rehabilitation programs in Germany are designed for 2 weeks. If necessary, they can last much longer. In this country, the patient is provided with qualitative care, accommodation in comfortable rooms and individually selected meals.

Rehabilitation programs in Germany show one of the best results in the world. Most patients successfully restore their working capacity and excellent health there. They remain physically active, return to the full social and family life.


Best clinics for general therapeutic rehabilitation rehabilitation in Germany:


Max Grundig Clinic Buehl

Max Grundig Clinic Buehl

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Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova

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  • Issuing of an invitation for getting a visa for treatment as quick as possible
  • Fixing an appointment at a time convenient for you
  • Preliminary organization of a comprehensive examination and discussion of the forthcoming treatment plan
  • Arranging transfer from the airport to the hospital and back to the airport
  • Provision of interpreting services and services of a personal medical coordinator
  • If necessary, assistance in the organization of further surgical treatment
  • Provision of a medical insurance against treatment complications covering up to 200,000 euro
  • Preparation and translation of medical records and recommendations from the hospital
  • Assistance in the subsequent communication with your attending physician, including consultations on repeated X-ray images through the unique medical document management system E-doc

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