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Aortic Aneurysm Terms

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Abdomen The part of the body between the rib cage and the hip bones

Acute Aortic Syndromes Acute Aortic Syndromes refer to the aortic emergencies that include: aortic dissections, intramural hematomas, penetrating aortic ulcers, aortic aneurysm leaks and ruptures, and traumatic aortic transactions.

Aorta The largest artery in the body which has its origin at the heart. It gives off branches to the extremities, neck and major organs for the purpose of supplying oxygenated blood

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Abdomen The part of the body between the rib cage and the hip bones

Acute Aortic Syndromes Acute Aortic Syndromes refer to the aortic emergencies that include: aortic dissections, intramural hematomas, penetrating aortic ulcers, aortic...

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm : What Is It?

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Disease Information : Thoracic Aortic AneurysmWhat is Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA)?


Disease of the aorta is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States. Aneurysms of the aorta can occur in the chest or abdomen, or both at the same time. The aorta is the main blood vessel carrying arterial blood from the heart to the rest of the body. It begins in the chest and ends in the abdomen, and along its course, it branches off to the head and neck, arms, chest, abdomen (including the...

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: What Is It?

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Disease Information : AAAWhat is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, or AAA? This image of an angiogram shows a typical aortic aneurysm. As the aneurysm gets larger, the risk of rupture increases greatly.

Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are caused by progressive weakening of the aortic wall creating a “ballooning” of the vessel. The aneurysm will grow larger and eventually rupture if it is not diagnosed and treated. Aneurysms occur most often in the aorta, the main artery...

Device Approved to Remedy Abdominal Aneurysms

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A device that helps repair abdominal aneurysms in people with small arteries has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

An aneurysm is a bulge in a weak part of an artery. If the bulge bursts, the patient is at risk of dying from internal bleeding. The aorta is the body's largest artery, carrying oxygenated blood from the heart, through the abdomen, and then branching off into the head, neck, arms and legs.

A bulge that forms in this...

Heart Defect Seems to Pose Low Risk of Aorta Tear

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People with bicuspid aortic valve at low risk of aortic dissection, but high risk of aneurysm, researchers say

TUESDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Many people born with a heart defect known as bicuspid aortic valve live in fear of sudden death, but a new study finds only a small risk for a life-threatening complication called aortic dissection.

However, these people are at high risk of a different complication -- an aortic aneurysm, or bulge in the wall of the aorta, researchers...