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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.
UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals

UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals

New guideline can help clinicians identify hard-to-diagnose acute aortic syndrome

New guideline can help clinicians identify hard-to-diagnose acute aortic syndrome

Researchers launch Canada's first post-operative virtual care study

Researchers launch Canada's first post-operative virtual care study

Temple research suggests new way to prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm therapeutically

Temple research suggests new way to prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm therapeutically

Doxycycline is not effective in reducing the growth of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Doxycycline is not effective in reducing the growth of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm in older men associated with levels of leukocyte subsets

Abdominal aortic aneurysm in older men associated with levels of leukocyte subsets

Heart valve that grows with the child lowers the need for risky multiple heart surgeries

Heart valve that grows with the child lowers the need for risky multiple heart surgeries

Loyola Medicine expert detects and treats abdominal aortic aneurysm

Loyola Medicine expert detects and treats abdominal aortic aneurysm

Common cardiac blood test before surgery can predict post-operative complications

Common cardiac blood test before surgery can predict post-operative complications

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

Research paves way for new treatment to protect people from cardiovascular disease

Research paves way for new treatment to protect people from cardiovascular disease

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