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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.
Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Aortic screening programme in the UK could save lives at reasonable cost

Aortic screening programme in the UK could save lives at reasonable cost