The abdominal aortic anuerysm is inoperable and is now leaking. Admitted to hospital but is being sent home with pallative care
No one can really say. If it is a tiny leak, they could live weeks, months to even year(s) depending on the size of the leak. If the leak would tear further they could bleed out in minutes. I once had a colleague who was in the room taking a blood pressure on a person with AAA who "felt funny". She passed out and had no B/P in a matter of about 2 minutes because her aneurysm blew and she bled out in a couple pumps of the heart. She was gone before the nurse could even call a code. Keep them comfortable. Know that if it happens, it will be quick and painless. If it bleeds out, the blood isnt going to the brain so they just lose consciousness and pass quickly. I know it sounds callous, but if one has to die, this is not a bad way to go. More than likely you are looking at days to weeks, maybe months, probably not more than that.
First of all I want know the reason why is it not able to repair. I had an thoracic aortic aneurysm repair because it was already in 6 cm big. Currently I have a 3.4 cm abdominal aneurysm and under high blood pressure medication. My doctor is closely monitoring the size and when it's time to repair it. You said it is inoperable. Why? Who said it is not inoperable.
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