Healthy Living for February 19 – Regional Hospital.
We have a series of intuitive new interventions that we are offering. Some of them have been around for a long time. Some of them have been carried out here by me for the last ten years in Terre Haute. But we are adding a new intervention called therosecus. For the treatment of aneurisms or thoracic stenting the aorta. Chest pain could be a first sign to discover an aneurysm of the aorta. Were treating the most common aneurysm. Aneurysm or budging of the aorta below the renal arteries. Those are about eighty percent the full aneurisms of the aorta. And we have more than one hundred and then more than a hundred open procedures. It depends on the anatomy and it depends on the particular patient. Thoracic aneurisms are now FDA approved for us to deploy the stents to treat thoracic aneurisms, and were adding therapy here at the regional hospital in Terre Haute. Where by fairly easy means were going to approach the descending theoretic aorta same way as we do the infrarenal aorta through two small incisions in their groins and those who are candidates for the stent for the aorta. We’ll have treatment of this aneurysm in a safe way. It’s also used recently for thoracic trauma. In some centers you can have the treatment of choice instead of making a bigger incisions and really compromise with all other organs and problems for the trauma victim and stenting has been helpful.