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Preparing for Aortic Surgery
By obtaining a medical history, asking questions about when and how often your symptoms occur and conducting a physical exam, your physician will provide a treatment plan. Your physician will take close look at your aneurysm through feeling it through your skin and listening to it through a stethoscope.
Typically, your physician will send you for tests to measure the size of the aneurysm and determine its location. Although not all the tests may be required for each patient, they usually include:
Your physician will give you the necessary instructions you need to follow before the surgery, such as fasting. Usually, your physician will ask you not to eat or drink anything at least 8 hours before your procedure and discuss with you whether to reduce or stop any medications that might increase your risk of bleeding or other complications.