The Aorta is the main artery in the body. With every heart beat it expands and contracts as the blood is pumped into it from the heart. This happens over 2 million times each month.
In some people as they age the aorta enlarges. Several factors are involved; the main ones are smoking, high blood pressure, being male, genes, and age.
As the aorta gets bigger it is at increased risk of rupture. If the aorta ruptures survival rates are low.
Mr Brooks is proficient in both major forms of repair. Traditional open surgical repair and endovascular “key hole” repair. Mr Brooks takes time to discuss the management with the patient and family, whether open surgical, endovascular repair, or careful monitoring is the best option.