Aortic Aneurysm Repair/Removal
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Aortic Aneurysm Repair/Removal Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

If you are planning to have an aortic aneurysm repair, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Problems from general anesthesia (eg, light-headedness, low blood pressure, wheezing)
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clot formation
  • Damage to organs or tissue
  • Death

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Emergency surgery due to a burst aneurysm
  • Heart disease
  • Previous episodes of transient ischemic attacks or strokes
  • Lung disease
  • Debilitation due to cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Pain or swelling in your abdomen
  • Nausea and/or vomiting that you cannot control with the medicines you were given after surgery, or which persist for more than two days after discharge from the hospital
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Pain, burning, urgency or frequency of urination, or persistent bleeding in the urine
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • Pain or swelling in your feet, calves, or legs

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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Posted 9 years ago

after my operation, I got a blood clots at spinal cord (T7),

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sshowalter 9 years ago

Was it severe?

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