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

  1. Most recently, the use of tetracyclines to inhibit the growth of small aneurysms has been of interest.
  2. It is too early to know if these medications will be effective.
  3. The most important aspect of care is to identify aneurysms early and then follow them closely with a doctor.