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Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Side Effects of Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Depending on the kind of surgical treatment undertaken, the side effects of aortic aneurysm repair do vary. It’s important to weigh these risks to determine if surgery fits your health and health goals. Speak to a doctor at Florida Hospital to learn more about these side effects of aortic aneurysm repair.
 
These are some of the risks and potential side effects of the open surgery procedure:
  • Injury to the spine, kidneys or surrounding organs
  • Breathing and lung problems
  • Bleeding or infection at the incision site
  • Heart attack or irregular heart rhythms
  • Loss of blood flow to the legs/arms (limb ischemia)
  • Blood clots
  • Infection of the graft
  • Decreased libido
 
These are some of the potential side effects of the endovascular surgery (EVAR):
  • Bleeding or infection at the groin wound incision site
  • Groin hematoma (blood-filled bruise)
  • Injury to the spinal cord, kidney damage or other damage to the surrounding tissue
  • Endoleak (leaking of blood at the aneurysm site)
  • Loss of blood flow to the arms/legs (limb ischemia)

Locations for Aortic Aneurysm Repair