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Treat an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm at Riverview Health in Noblesville, IN

$79 Vascular Screening Package

To see if you qualify for and to schedule a $79 vascular screening package, please complete the below information, and one of our staff members will contact you within two business days. The vascular screening package includes three screenings: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening, Ankle Brachial Index Test and Carotid Artery Screening. If you qualify, payment will be due at time of scheduling.

Note: We do not bill medical insurances for specially priced vascular screening packages.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a condition in which the aorta, the main blood vessel that carries blood to the body, becomes enlarged and pushes against the wall in your abdomen, creating an abdominal bulge. If an aortic aneurysm becomes weak to the point where the internal layers of the aorta separate or burst, it can become a life-threatening situation requiring immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Because abdominal aortic aneurysms develop gradually over time, most people don’t experience noticeable symptoms until a medical emergency occurs.

If an aneurysm bursts or leaks, you may have the following symptoms:

  • A rapid pulse
  • Clammy skin
  • Feeling faint or passing out
  • Severe or sharp chest or abdominal pain

Causes of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is caused by weakness in your artery wall. Over a period of time, pressure on your artery wall causes the weak area to expand and bulge out.

Risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysms include:

  • Age older than 60
  • Family history of aortic aneurysm (genetic connective tissue disorders)
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • History of smoking
  • Inflammation of the aorta
  • Male gender

Talk with your doctor about ways to reduce your risk factors. Regular physical exams can help diagnose potentially high risk conditions before they lead to further complications.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Treatment at Riverview Health

At Riverview Health, you’ll partner with an experienced cardiologist or vascular surgeon who will evaluate your symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan to meet your health needs. Your treatment will depend on the location and size of the abdominal bulge. Surgery may be necessary if the aneurysm is large or growing quickly. Ruptured thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.

Take a step toward a healthier life with a $79 vascular screening package at Riverview Health. This package includes a carotid artery screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and an ankle brachial index test. Though this package doesn’t require a doctor’s order, you must meet specific criteria. To see if you qualify and to request an appointment, call 317.776.7247 or complete our online form.
 
Riverview Health evaluates and treats a wide array of vascular conditions for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield, IN.