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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.
Medtronic launches the Endurant Abdominal Stent Graft System in Canada

Medtronic launches the Endurant Abdominal Stent Graft System in Canada

Free, online self-assessment quiz helps assess health and lifestyle risks for PAD

Free, online self-assessment quiz helps assess health and lifestyle risks for PAD

Society of Interventional Radiology's resources emphasize on PAD

Society of Interventional Radiology's resources emphasize on PAD

Endologix publishes abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment trial results online

Endologix publishes abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment trial results online

Women and minorities under-represented in trials

Women and minorities under-represented in trials

Will emphasis on prevention bring health costs down?

Will emphasis on prevention bring health costs down?

Discovery of major new treatment target in diseased arteries

Discovery of major new treatment target in diseased arteries

Medtronic commences abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft study

Medtronic commences abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft study

The clinical availability of CT colonography

The clinical availability of CT colonography

Interventional treatment can be recommended as first-line treatment for 'silent killer'

Interventional treatment can be recommended as first-line treatment for 'silent killer'

Top hospitals have 27 percent lower mortality: Annual HealthGrades study

Top hospitals have 27 percent lower mortality: Annual HealthGrades study

Study looks at endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Study looks at endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Medtronic launches new device in U.S. to improve treatment of aortic aneurysm

Medtronic launches new device in U.S. to improve treatment of aortic aneurysm

Data expands the clinical utility of deCODE tests for heart attack, atrial fibrillation and stroke

Data expands the clinical utility of deCODE tests for heart attack, atrial fibrillation and stroke

Medtronic launches new device to improve minimally-invasive treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms

Medtronic launches new device to improve minimally-invasive treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms

93-year old man with life threatening aneurysm treated using new fenestrated endograft stent

93-year old man with life threatening aneurysm treated using new fenestrated endograft stent

Unusual case of upper obstructive syndrome

Unusual case of upper obstructive syndrome

Best way to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms

Best way to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms

Atrial fibrillation screening can identify irregular heartbeat that leads to stroke

Atrial fibrillation screening can identify irregular heartbeat that leads to stroke

Sharp declines in hospital death rates in 2004

Sharp declines in hospital death rates in 2004