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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.
Benefits and limitations of health tests offered in community settings

Benefits and limitations of health tests offered in community settings

Imaging is everything: What the clinician needs to know

Imaging is everything: What the clinician needs to know

New hope for aortic dissection survivors

New hope for aortic dissection survivors

Researchers shed light on the link between chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis

Researchers shed light on the link between chronic inflammation and atherosclerosis

Screening men over 65 for abdominal aortic aneurysms could save lives

Screening men over 65 for abdominal aortic aneurysms could save lives

Regular ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms saves men's lives

Regular ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms saves men's lives

Dipeptidyl peptidase I critical for early growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Dipeptidyl peptidase I critical for early growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms

Endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases as an alternative to open surgery in patients at high surgical risk

Endovascular repair of thoracic and abdominal aortic diseases as an alternative to open surgery in patients at high surgical risk

Largest review of Loeys-Dietz syndrome to date

Largest review of Loeys-Dietz syndrome to date

Losartan can prevent progression of Marfan syndrome

Losartan can prevent progression of Marfan syndrome

Minimally invasive surgery okay for problems of the upper part of the aorta

Minimally invasive surgery okay for problems of the upper part of the aorta

Patients checking into a top rated hospital have a 27 percent lower chance of mortality

Patients checking into a top rated hospital have a 27 percent lower chance of mortality

Legs For Life free national screening program can save legs

Legs For Life free national screening program can save legs

$US1 million for artery research

$US1 million for artery research

Scientists have identified the first genetic mutations that cause the aorta to widen, tear and rupture

Scientists have identified the first genetic mutations that cause the aorta to widen, tear and rupture

White blood cell called a neutrophil appears to be crucial to abdominal aortic aneurysm formation

White blood cell called a neutrophil appears to be crucial to abdominal aortic aneurysm formation

Aortic disease difficult to diagnose

Aortic disease difficult to diagnose

Men have a four times greater risk than women of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms

Men have a four times greater risk than women of developing abdominal aortic aneurysms

Mystery blood vessel disorder implicated in lacunar or "mini" strokes

Mystery blood vessel disorder implicated in lacunar or "mini" strokes

Clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms

Clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms