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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.
Study offers promising methodology to capture biomechanical behaviour of aneurysm

Study offers promising methodology to capture biomechanical behaviour of aneurysm

Blood test can improve diagnosis and monitoring of aortic aneurysms

Blood test can improve diagnosis and monitoring of aortic aneurysms

Cardiovascular surgeons heal a patient’s aortic dissection

Cardiovascular surgeons heal a patient’s aortic dissection

Exposure to 9/11 WTC dust associated with increased risk of heart disease in NYC firefighters

Exposure to 9/11 WTC dust associated with increased risk of heart disease in NYC firefighters

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