Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Aortic Occlusion Balloons

  • Zachary M. ArthursEmail author


Achieving rapid and effective control of the aorta remains a fundamental concept for salvaging ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm patients. The degree of hemorrhage and patient comorbidities dictate how long a patient can survive before cardiac collapse. One of the major barriers to treating unstable ruptured aneurysms with endovascular therapy is the ability to achieve hemorrhage control while excluding the aneurysm with a stent graft. Aortic occlusion balloons can be deployed in a simple, rapid, and effective manner to achieve hemodynamic stability. This technique can be utilized for both open and endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgerySan Antonio Military Medical CenterSan AntonioUSA

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