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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.
Debunking the 'July effect' for heart surgery

Debunking the 'July effect' for heart surgery

Herbal medicine for preventing, healing vascular diseases

Herbal medicine for preventing, healing vascular diseases

First surgery performed in pivotal study for repair of thoracoabdominal and pararenal aortic aneurysms

First surgery performed in pivotal study for repair of thoracoabdominal and pararenal aortic aneurysms

New cause of serious aortic disease discovered

New cause of serious aortic disease discovered

Painkillers taken by pregnant mothers unlikely to cause asthma in the child

Painkillers taken by pregnant mothers unlikely to cause asthma in the child

Researchers track where tetracycline antibiotics go in human cells

Researchers track where tetracycline antibiotics go in human cells

Ultrasound methods could improve early detection of diseases in blood vessels, shows study

Ultrasound methods could improve early detection of diseases in blood vessels, shows study

Thrombospondin-1 contributes to development of aortic aneurysm in mice and humans, study finds

Thrombospondin-1 contributes to development of aortic aneurysm in mice and humans, study finds

New research hub set to transform Australia’s medical technology sector

New research hub set to transform Australia’s medical technology sector

Perioperative beta blockers could increase deaths and strokes one year after surgery

Perioperative beta blockers could increase deaths and strokes one year after surgery

Blood-thinning drug mitigates risk of complications, death after non-cardiac surgery

Blood-thinning drug mitigates risk of complications, death after non-cardiac surgery

Research shows link between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and increased risk of aortic disease

Research shows link between fluoroquinolone antibiotics and increased risk of aortic disease

Medicaid expansion related to better access to surgery and higher quality of care

Medicaid expansion related to better access to surgery and higher quality of care

Moderate exercise reduces progression of Marfan syndrome symptoms in mice

Moderate exercise reduces progression of Marfan syndrome symptoms in mice

Researchers uncover link between abdominal aortic aneurysm and dysregulated tryptophan metabolism

Researchers uncover link between abdominal aortic aneurysm and dysregulated tryptophan metabolism

New analysis explores role of alcohol in development of abdominal aortic aneurysm

New analysis explores role of alcohol in development of abdominal aortic aneurysm

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center named one of nation's best hospitals for 2017–18

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center named one of nation's best hospitals for 2017–18

Novel imaging tracer can help assess patient’s rupture risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm

Novel imaging tracer can help assess patient’s rupture risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm

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