The best prevention for an aneurysm is controlling blood pressure and discontinuing smoking. In addition, medications that slow the heart rate such as beta-blockers can have an impact on aneurysm formation and aneurysm expansion
- Most recently, the use of tetracyclines to inhibit the growth of small aneurysms has been of interest.
- It is too early to know if these medications will be effective.
- The most important aspect of care is to identify aneurysms early and then follow them closely with a doctor.