The man, who coughed frequently, found out he had an aortic aneurysm

Dangerous Discovery: Prompt Medical Treatment Saves Life in Complex Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Case

Mr. Huy, a 65-year-old man from Ho Chi Minh City, had been experiencing coughing and chest pain for a week before he was rushed to the hospital. After further examination, doctors discovered that he had an aortic aneurysm due to progressive atherosclerosis caused by corticosteroids used to treat gout for three months. Additionally, Mr. Huy was diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, and gout.

A few weeks before his hospital admission, Mr. Huy experienced swelling in his face and upper body as well as shrinking in his arms and legs. These symptoms were likely due to Cushing’s syndrome caused by prolonged use of corticosteroid drugs. Dr. Nguyen Anh Dung, head of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, diagnosed Mr. Huy with this condition and emphasized the importance of stopping the use of corticosteroid drugs immediately to prevent further complications like infection and inflammation.

Mr. Huy’s condition worsened when doctors discovered severe vascular calcification leading to a saccular aneurysm in his thoracic aorta. Despite the critical situation, Dr. Dung recommended quick intervention to prevent potential life-threatening complications like rupture or dissection of the aneurysm. She also highlighted that minimally invasive procedures such as aortic stent grafts could be used instead of traditional open surgeries, which offer reduced risks and quicker recovery times.

Due to the complexity of Mr. Huy’s case, doctors decided to perform bypass surgery first to ensure proper blood circulation to the brain before inserting a stent graft into the aneurysm site.

After both procedures were completed successfully, Mr. Huy showed signs of improvement and experienced relief from chest pain and fatigue.

In conclusion, thoracic aortic aneurysms are serious medical conditions that require prompt medical attention when symptoms arise. It is crucial for patients who have been using corticosteroid drugs long-term or have other underlying health issues like diabetes or hypertension to monitor their health regularly and seek medical care immediately if they experience any symptoms related to these conditions.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by managing blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as staying active can help reduce the risk of developing complications like thoracic aortic aneurysms significantly.

By raising awareness about this serious condition among individuals who may be at risk for it through education campaigns or media coverage, we can help prevent unnecessary deaths caused by untreated or delayed diagnosis of thoracic aortic aneurysms in our communities today

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