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Minimally Invasive Treatment For Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

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February 13, 2007
7:00 PM CST
(February 14, 2007 at 01:00 UTC)
From Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, IA

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Surgeons at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, will use a minimally invasive approach and a revolutionary device to treat a thoracic aortic aneurysm during a surgical procedure that will be webcast Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. CST. It will be the medical center's third webcast. Richard Sadler, M.D., FACS, Chest & Vascular Surgery, P.C., Davenport, will perform the procedure, one of fewer than 10 that have been done in the state of Iowa. He'll be assisted by Erik Abdullah, M.D., Vascular & Thoracic Associates, Ltd., Bettendorf, Iowa.

A thoracic aortic aneurysm is the swelling or ballooning of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, which carries oxygenated blood from the heart. The thoracic aorta's diameter normally ranges from 1 to 1.5 inches. An aneurysm can cause it to grow several times its normal size. If not treated, the aneurysm can rupture, leading to internal bleeding which often is fatal.  
Surgeons at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, will use a minimally invasive approach and a revolutionary device to treat a thoracic aortic aneurysm during a surgical procedure that will be webcast Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. CST. It will be the medical center's third webcast. Richard Sadler, M.D., FACS, Chest & Vascular Surgery, P.C., Davenport, will perform the procedure, one of fewer than 10 that have been done in the state of Iowa. He'll be assisted by Erik Abdullah, M.D., Vascular & Thoracic Associates, Ltd., Bettendorf, Iowa.

A thoracic aortic aneurysm is the swelling or ballooning of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, which carries oxygenated blood from the heart. The thoracic aorta's diameter normally ranges from 1 to 1.5 inches. An aneurysm can cause it to grow several times its normal size. If not treated, the aneurysm can rupture, leading to internal bleeding which often is fatal.

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