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What is the medical management (non-surgical management) of abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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What is the medical management (non-surgical management) of abdominal aortic aneurysm?

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm At A Glance • Patient Discussions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – Describe Your Experience • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Glossary • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Index What is done if an abdominal aortic aneurysm threatens to rupture? Threatened rupture of abdominal aneurysms is a surgical emergency. The operative risk for a ruptured aneurysm is about 50%. If kidney failure occurs after surgery, the prognosis (outlook) is particularly poor. What is the medical management (non-surgical management) of abdominal aortic aneurysm? For patients who are not surgical candidates (for example for patients with aneurysm smaller than 5 cm); medical treatment to prevent aneurysm expansion and rupture include: • Stopping cigarette smoking • Controlling high blood pressure • Lowering high blood cholesterol • Some doctors may consider medications called beta blockers, like propanolol (Inderal), atenolol (Tenormin), or metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), which block adrenaline receptors

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