What is included in long-term monitoring following repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA)?

Updated: Apr 02, 2021
  • Author: Elaine Tseng, MD; Chief Editor: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM  more...
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Development of another aneurysm postoperatively is not uncommon in these patients. For this reason, serial evaluations (ie, CT or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] for ascending, arch, or descending aneurysms; echocardiography for ascending aneurysms) may be performed every 3-6 months during the first postoperative year and every 6 months thereafter.


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