Complete Cardiology Care’s Aortic Aneurysm Services
Complete Cardiology Care offers aortic aneurysm treatment throughout Sugar Land, TX and the surrounding areas. It’s often difficult to diagnose an aortic aneurysm because symptoms sometimes don’t exist until the aneurysm ruptures. A ruptured aortic aneurysm is often fatal. We focus on detecting serious heart issues before they become severe problems. Dr. Yassir Sonbol M.D., F.A.C.C. is one of Sugar Land’s finest cardiologists. Along with his team, Dr. Sonbol works to detect the symptoms of an aortic aneurysm and provides treatment as soon as possible. We’re serious about matters of the heart. Contact us today to schedule a heart screening.
What Is an Aortic Aneurysm?
An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge resembling a balloon in a damaged or weakened blood vessel wall. The vessel burses if the bulge stretches the wall too much. The aortic artery carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body. An aneurysm in this artery bursts the artery, creating a ticking time bomb.
The most common aortic aneurysm symptoms include:
- Pulsations in the areas of the aneurysm
- Shortness of breath
- Pain in your left shoulder
- Hoarse voice
- Swallowing difficulties
- Upset stomach
How Are Aneurysms Detected?
Aneurysms are detected with a physical exam, ultrasound, or x-ray. The size and location of an aortic aneurysm is found through echocardiography or radiological imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), arteriography, and computed tomography (CAT or CT) scanning.
Treatment for Aortic Aneurysms
Treatment for an aortic aneurysm depends on its location and size combined with your health. If an aortic aneurysm is found in the upper chest area, surgery is usually performed as soon as possible. Aortic aneurysms in the lower chest or below your stomach are not generally as life-threatening. We will examine them over time, recommending surgery if they continue to grow or cause further symptoms. If an aortic aneurysm is in the peripheral vessels, surgery involves replacing a section of the aorta with an artificial tube.
How Can I Prevent an Aortic Aneurysm?
The best way to prevent an aortic aneurysm is to control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It’s important to follow a healthy diet and get regular exercise to help keep your body in good health. We can work together to find the best ways to customize a diet and exercise plan to help protect you from heart issues.
Why Choose Complete Cardiology Care?
At Complete Cardiology Care, we believe a healthy heart is a happy heart. We’re happy to diagnose and treat all heart conditions, from hypertension and heart disease to high cholesterol and heart rhythm disorders. Dr. Yassir Sonbol M.D., F.A.C.C., and our compassionate medical team treat each patient with respect and understand every patient is different. We’ll thoroughly examine your symptoms and determine the cause of the issue. We take the time to review your medical history and perform adequate tests to determine if you have an aortic aneurysm.
Contact Complete Cardiology Care Today for Treatment
With proper detection and treatment, an aortic aneurysm isn’t fatal. Our team is experienced in detecting and diagnosing many types of heart problems. Please schedule an appointment to ensure your heart health is on track. We also invite you to check out our testimonials page. We look forward to hearing from you!