What are the initial goals for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Saum A Rahimi, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Initial therapeutic goals include elimination of pain and reduction of systolic blood pressure to 100-120 mm Hg or to the lowest level consistent with adequate vital organ (cardiac, cerebral, or renal) perfusion. Whenever systolic hypertension is present, beta blockers can be used to reduce the rate of rise of the aortic pressure (dP/dt).


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