Case Study on Aortic Aneurysm

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A. General Objective

After the discussion of this case presentation, the students will be able to deal and care for a patients with Aortic Aneurysm integrally by applying their knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes based on what they have learned out of the discussion.

B. Specific Objectives

At the end of the case presentation, it is expected that the students will be able to:


1. Deal patient with thoracic aortic aneurysm.

2. Provide proper care and intervention with limitation to stressful activities.

3. Conduct physical assessment and organize data efficiently.

4. Perform nursing procedures effectively and correctly to attain optimum level of wellness.


1. Define Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and have an overview about the diseases, including its causes and preventive measures.

2. Determine the signs and symptoms.

3. Review the anatomy and physiology of the organ affected.

4. Understand the pathophysiology of the disease.

5. Identify and enumerate the management needed depending on the severity and possible rupture of the aneurysm.

6. Formulate nursing care plans that will aid in the improvement of patient’s condition.


1. Develop a positive attitude in caring the patient with thoracic aortic aneurysm throughout the nursing Process.

2. To be able to establish rapport with the patient and folks.

3. To be able to develop respect and trust to the folks as well as in other health care team member in caring of clients with Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.

A. Definition

An Aneurysm is a localized dilation or out – pouching of vessel wall or cardiac chamber. The Law of Laplace can provide an understanding of the hemodynamic of an aneurysm. Presumably, in myocardial infarction, a ventricular wall aneurysm forms when intraventricular tension stretches the non – contracting infracted muscle. The stretching produces infarct expansion, a weak and thin...