Dramatic Patient Success Story Highlights Importance of Vascular Screening

Allen Weller nearly died after suffering a ruptured aortic aneurysm in August 2010. Although Allen did not have a detectable blood pressure for nearly 20 minutes, Dr. Rajabrata Sarkar, Chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, was able to perform emergency surgery that saved Allen’s life and put him on the road to a full recovery.

However, unlike Mr. Weller, most people do not survive aortic aneurysms once they have ruptured. Below, Dr. Sarkar talks about aortic aneurysms, Mr. Weller’s case and the importance of vascular screenings to locate possible aneurysms before they rupture.

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