Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ruptured Aorta Treatment

An aortic rupture is usually treated surgically.

Treatment for an aortic rupture includes:

  • Intravenous fluids
  • Blood transfusion
  • Emergency surgery to repair the aorta:
    • Conventional surgery with a chest incision
    • Vascular stenting procedure as an alternative to conventional surgery

Ruptured Aorta Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat an aortic rupture:

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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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