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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.
Screening crucial for Triple A and more awareness needed

Screening crucial for Triple A and more awareness needed

HealthYes! expands life-saving mobile screening services to Oklahoma

HealthYes! expands life-saving mobile screening services to Oklahoma

HealthYes! brings mobile screening services to Colorado

HealthYes! brings mobile screening services to Colorado

New research findings may lead to new treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysms

New research findings may lead to new treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Study shows high-volume hospitals offer similar outcomes as high-quality hospitals

Study shows high-volume hospitals offer similar outcomes as high-quality hospitals

Smoking and high blood pressure increase risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm in men over 60

Smoking and high blood pressure increase risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm in men over 60

MAQUET Cardiovascular to host educational symposium to optimize cardiovascular care

MAQUET Cardiovascular to host educational symposium to optimize cardiovascular care

Research article addressing incidental findings in MRI-enterography in patients with CD to be published

Research article addressing incidental findings in MRI-enterography in patients with CD to be published

Gore's next generation Conformable GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis enters clinical trial

Gore's next generation Conformable GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis enters clinical trial

Study reveals hereditary factors contribute to abdominal aortic aneurysm in twins

Study reveals hereditary factors contribute to abdominal aortic aneurysm in twins

New preventive screening packages for heart disease

New preventive screening packages for heart disease

Results of impact of 2010 CMS Physician Fee Schedule survey released

Results of impact of 2010 CMS Physician Fee Schedule survey released

Endologix receives IDE conditional approval from FDA

Endologix receives IDE conditional approval from FDA

W. L. Gore to distribute QXMédical's Q50 Stent Graft Balloon Catheter

W. L. Gore to distribute QXMédical's Q50 Stent Graft Balloon Catheter

Cook Medical and AOPA partner to offer AAA screenings at AOPA Aviation Summit

Cook Medical and AOPA partner to offer AAA screenings at AOPA Aviation Summit

Onset Medical announces first clinical usage of its Solopath Endovascular Access Catheter

Onset Medical announces first clinical usage of its Solopath Endovascular Access Catheter

First human implants of the Conformable GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis performed

First human implants of the Conformable GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis performed

Patients on statin drugs may have lower AAA surgery costs

Patients on statin drugs may have lower AAA surgery costs

Endovascular procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysm may reduce mortality rate

Endovascular procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysm may reduce mortality rate

Signostics launches new palm-sized ultrasound product for diagnosis at the point of care

Signostics launches new palm-sized ultrasound product for diagnosis at the point of care