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If you are unable to work because of aorta problems you may be able to make a TPD claim for a lump sum from the Total & Permanent Disablement insurance contained within your superannuation fund. There is no necessity for you to have been involved in an accident or to have suffered a work related injury to make a TPD claim. If you suffer from total and permanent disability, you may be able to make a TPD claim in addition to receiving your super early as a result of your condition. Our solicitors can advise you in detail as to the requirements of a successful submission, they will prepare all relevant paperwork and will obtain full supporting documentation. Our lawyers will give you free advice on the likely success of your claim to a super fund, without further obligation. It costs nothing to use our free advice service.

Aorta repair involves repair of the aortic valve or of the thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysms. The surgery on the aorta can be a scheduled surgery or can be an emergency surgery, depending on what’s going on with the aorta. If the aorta is dissecting or bleeding between the layers of the aorta, or if the aorta is leaking, surgery is often urgent or emergency in nature. If an abdominal or thoracic aneurysm of the aorta is large but is not leaking, you need to have surgery but it is not as urgent. Some aortic aneurysms have symptoms and some do not. You may experience back pain with an enlarged aorta.

In order to have aortic surgery, you need to have the doctor decide if you need urgent surgery and whether or not you can withstand such a major surgery. If you can avoid surgery for the short term, you can get your body in better preparation for aortic surgery or you can have heart surgery to correct problems with the heart before going on to having aortic repair. If you are not a good candidate for aortic repair, you may instead be a candidate for a stent graft procedure. Your doctor will want to use an ultrasound or a CT scan of the abdomen to follow changes in the size of the aneurysm.

Men commonly get abdominal aortic aneurysms. If they are greater than 5.5 cm in diameter, surgery is recommended. If they are smaller in women, surgery might be recommended for them. If an aneurysm has grown more than a half centimeter in six months, surgery is recommended. If you are older or have other medical problems, you may not be a candidate for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, regardless of the size and growth of the aneurysm. The surgery is just too dangerous.

Surgical repair of the aorta can be done via an open surgery or an endovascular surgery. Your doctor can tell you which is best for you. Open surgery involves making an incision in the belly and reaching the aorta through the front of the body. The aneurysm is cut out and a graft is placed in order to make a normal sized aorta. An endovascular repair is done using a tube called a stent that is inserted through the blood vessel in the groin. The stent is blown up to fit the inside of the aneurysm, allowing for better flow through the aorta. You will need to have regular x-rays and CT scans of the abdomen to make sure that the stent is in the right place and to make sure it is doing its job. Not everyone is a candidate for endovascular repair with stent placement.

In thoracic aortic aneurysms, surgery might need to be done on the aorta. It is a common problem in patients with Marfan syndrome. The aneurysm is located as the aneurysm ascends out of the heart and needs to be repaired if the size exceeds 5.5 to 6.0 centimeters in diameter. It can cause significant aortic regurgitation or leakage of the aortic valve, which necessitates surgery to correct the problem.

If an evaluation prior to surgery reveals you have coronary artery disease, you may need to have a bypass surgery or angioplasty and stent placement to the heart vessels so you can tolerate having an aneurysm surgery. You need to recover for a period of time before you can go ahead and have aorta surgery. You can also have complications of aorta surgery if you have liver disease, kidney disease, are a smoker, have chronic lung disease or diabetes. High blood pressure puts you at risk for complications of aorta surgery.

Aorta surgery can involve repair or replacement of the aortic valve. A normal aortic valve has three leaflets but some people are born or develop a condition called a bicuspid aortic valve, in which there are only two leaflets. The repair can create three leaflets again or can replace the aortic valve with one that has three leaflets.

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