Jeffrey J. Gilbertson MD


Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or deep vein blood clot. After a while, this blood clot (usually in your leg), can damage the vein. Damage to the vein can lead to more pressure in the veins. The increased pressure can cause long-term problems such as swelling, skin damage…

Inflammatory Aortic Aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a bulging section in the wall of the aorta—the large blood vessel delivering blood from the heart to the body—that has become stretched-out and thin. Where the wall of the blood vessel bulges out, it becomes weaker and may burst or rupture, causing bleeding. Most aortic aneurysms are caused by a…

Aortic Dissection

What is an aortic dissection? Aortic dissection occurs when a small tear develops in the wall of the aorta . The tear forms a new channel between the inner and outer layers of the aortic wall. This causes bleeding into the channel and can enlarge the tear. Aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition. Aortic…

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be found during an ultrasound screening test. Screening tests help your doctor look for a certain disease or condition before any symptoms appear. Not all doctors agree on who should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Talk to your doctor about whether the benefits of screening…

Aortic Aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm (say “a-OR-tik AN-yuh-rih-zum”) is a bulge in part of the aorta, your main artery. If the bulge gets large enough, it can rupture. If it does, your life is in danger. Aortic aneurysms are usually caused by hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). But other causes include genetic conditions…