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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a ballooning of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the human body, which extends into the abdomen. If the wall of this blood vessel becomes weakened, it can stretch, "balloon" out and rupture. A rupture, if left untreated, can lead to life-threatening internal bleeding. The exact cause of this condition is unknown. However, it often occurs in older adults, especially males, those with a high cholesterol level, and in smokers. There also tends to be a genetic link to this disorder.
Engineers take closer look at mechanical and chemical attributes of heart defect

Engineers take closer look at mechanical and chemical attributes of heart defect

Racial disparities continue to exist in hospital readmissions, study finds

Racial disparities continue to exist in hospital readmissions, study finds

Study finds two genetic variants linked to bicuspid aortic valve development

Study finds two genetic variants linked to bicuspid aortic valve development

Researchers discover genetic mutation that can cause aortic dissection

Researchers discover genetic mutation that can cause aortic dissection

Study: Women fare worse than men at every stage of treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Study: Women fare worse than men at every stage of treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Clemson University researcher receives NIH grant to advance study into abdominal aortic aneurysms

Clemson University researcher receives NIH grant to advance study into abdominal aortic aneurysms

New Vanderbilt Center offers comprehensive care for patients with Marfan syndrome and aortic disease

New Vanderbilt Center offers comprehensive care for patients with Marfan syndrome and aortic disease

Discovery of four genes linked to fatal aneurysms could provide potential target for treatments

Discovery of four genes linked to fatal aneurysms could provide potential target for treatments

Novel technique helps scientists find genetic variants linked to disease

Novel technique helps scientists find genetic variants linked to disease

Minimally-invasive procedure to fix aortic aneurysm linked to increase in long-term complications

Minimally-invasive procedure to fix aortic aneurysm linked to increase in long-term complications

Study suggests calorie-restricted diet can protect mice from abdominal aortic aneurysms

Study suggests calorie-restricted diet can protect mice from abdominal aortic aneurysms

Researchers discover gene variants linked to thoracic aortic dissections

Researchers discover gene variants linked to thoracic aortic dissections

Serious heart problem can run in families and occur at similar ages, study suggests

Serious heart problem can run in families and occur at similar ages, study suggests

Drinking green tea could prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm

Drinking green tea could prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm

Understanding mechanisms of aortic pathology to improve care

Understanding mechanisms of aortic pathology to improve care

Study: Age and gender affects prevalence of certain peripheral vascular diseases

Study: Age and gender affects prevalence of certain peripheral vascular diseases

Acute mesenteric ischemia can be treated with balloon angioplasty

Acute mesenteric ischemia can be treated with balloon angioplasty

New BayCare Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery office opens at St. Anthony's Hospital

New BayCare Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery office opens at St. Anthony's Hospital

New clinical study reveals previously unknown risk factors linked to keratoconus

New clinical study reveals previously unknown risk factors linked to keratoconus

Racial disparities exist for black and Hispanic patients undergoing major surgeries in U.S. hospitals

Racial disparities exist for black and Hispanic patients undergoing major surgeries in U.S. hospitals