Aorta Graft Surgery - Critical Illness
Aorta is the main artery in the human body that originates from the left ventricle of the heart and extends down to the abdomen further splitting into two smaller arteries. It distributes oxygen rich blood to all parts of the body. However, due to abnormal bulge, often referred to as anuerysm, chances of rupture of the aorta is very high. This is due to weakening of the wall of the aorta. Risk factors for aortic anuerysm include age, gender, smoking, high blood pressure, connective tissue disorders, family history of aortic anuerysms and others. Rupture of the aneurysm could be catastrophic. Rupture causes profuse internal bleeding leading to shock. To regulate the flow of blood, surgeons may opt for an aorta graft surgery. While performing this surgery, some portion of the diseased aorta is being replaced with a graft stronger than the weakened aorta to regulate the flow of oxygen rich blood to all parts of the body without causing a bulge.
It takes a long recovery time of 2-3 months, which may hamper the lifestyle and patient may find it difficult to get back to the usual routine. Aorta graft surgery is a critical operation that requires extensive medical care leading to high cost of treatment. Struggling with a heart disease is not easy. And, you will want your family to stand together for you at such a time instead of being caught up in managing funds. Hence, it is advisable to opt for Critical Illness Health plan that covers medical expenses for Aorta Graft Surgery.