SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc.

May 05, 2008 14:24 ET

ORLive Presents: Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair; Minimally Invasive Procedure Substantially Reduces Patient Recovery Time

Live Webcast: From Thomas Jefferson University Hospital: May 20, 2008 at 4:30 PM EDT (20:30 UTC)

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital will host a webcast featuring a minimally invasive endovascular procedure used to repair an aortic aneurysm. Joseph Lombardi, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and Director of the Jefferson Aortic Center, will perform the procedure; Robert Larson, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, will narrate. The webcast is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 20 on

This minimally invasive procedure stops and decreases swelling of the aortic aneurysm to prevent rupture. Through small incisions in the groin area on both of the patient's legs, the vascular surgeon accesses the femoral arteries to deliver a stent-graft into the aneurysm. The surgeon repairs the aneurysm from the inside and places the stent-graft to divert blood flow. This prevents the aneurysm from growing further and frequently causes it to shrink. In most cases, patients can be discharged from the hospital the next day, as opposed to five-to-seven days of recovery time in the hospital after open aortic aneurysm repair, and resume normal activities much sooner.

For more information or to make an appointment with a Jefferson physician, please call 1-800-JEFF-NOW.

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