Infected Aortic Grafts

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Aortic graft infections are infections of synthetic material that repair aneurysms or blockages in the artery. Bacteria, frequently the staphylococcus groups, cause these rare infections. These bacterial infections can be life-threatening.

Infected Aortic Grafts Treatment at UVA

Our team of experts use a series of tests to diagnose infected aortic grafts, including:

  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Chest X-ray
  • White blood cell scans

Treatment options include: 

  • Graft replacement: Commonly used to replace the infected graft with a new graft
  • Medication: Antibiotics can help treat the infected graft

 

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