A beveled aortic hemiarch replacement is a surgical procedure to repair an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection in the ascending aorta and arch of the aorta. This procedure involves removing the diseased portion of the aorta and replacing it with a synthetic graft. The beveled portion of the graft is inserted into the aortic arch, which reduces the risk of future aneurysm formation.
A beveled aortic hemiarch replacement is typically recommended for patients who have an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection that involves the ascending aorta and arch. This procedure may also be recommended for patients who have aortic valve disease or other conditions that affect the aortic arch.
The main benefit of a beveled aortic hemiarch replacement is that it can prevent the progression of an aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection, which can be life-threatening. This procedure can also improve blood flow and reduce the risk of other complications, such as stroke or heart failure. In addition, many patients experience improved quality of life after the surgery.
Recovery from a beveled aortic hemiarch replacement typically involves a hospital stay of several days. Most patients will need to take medication to manage pain and prevent infection. Patients will also need to follow a specific diet, exercise program, and other lifestyle changes to promote healing. Full recovery can take several weeks or months, but most patients are able to return to their normal activities with time.