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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.
Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015 to be held in Vienna from 17 to 19 October

Acute Cardiovascular Care 2015 to be held in Vienna from 17 to 19 October

Less invasive endovascular aortic repair benefits most patients, provides quick recovery

Less invasive endovascular aortic repair benefits most patients, provides quick recovery

Yale researchers provide genetically personalized care for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms

Yale researchers provide genetically personalized care for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms

Men benefit from ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Men benefit from ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Researchers discover genetic mutation responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection

Researchers discover genetic mutation responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection

Pocket-sized ultrasound device reduce need for further testing in inpatient and outpatient settings

Pocket-sized ultrasound device reduce need for further testing in inpatient and outpatient settings

Medtronic plans to develop stent graft system for treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

Medtronic plans to develop stent graft system for treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms

Cardiovascular deaths continue to rise globally despite gains in prevention, treatment

Cardiovascular deaths continue to rise globally despite gains in prevention, treatment

Scientists identify key molecules that trigger immune system to fight tularemia

Scientists identify key molecules that trigger immune system to fight tularemia

Endovascular aneurysm repair procedure can extend lives even in high-risk patients: Study

Endovascular aneurysm repair procedure can extend lives even in high-risk patients: Study

Research: Reducing emergency surgery for common procedures could cut health care costs

Research: Reducing emergency surgery for common procedures could cut health care costs

New guideline now available to help prevent, treat delirium in older patients

New guideline now available to help prevent, treat delirium in older patients

Lombard Medical presents positive data from PYTHAGORAS PMA trial of Aorfix at VEITHsymposium

Lombard Medical presents positive data from PYTHAGORAS PMA trial of Aorfix at VEITHsymposium

Multi-center study compares clinical performance of AAA procedures in virtual environment

Multi-center study compares clinical performance of AAA procedures in virtual environment

ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases published in European Heart Journal

ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases published in European Heart Journal

Surgeon explains who needs screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Surgeon explains who needs screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms

Study: Minimally invasive aortic repair procedure safer for patients

Study: Minimally invasive aortic repair procedure safer for patients

Lombard Medical exhibits Aorfix system at Critical Issues in Aortic Endografting symposium

Lombard Medical exhibits Aorfix system at Critical Issues in Aortic Endografting symposium

High-risk surgery patients who visit primary care physician have lower risk of hospital readmissions

High-risk surgery patients who visit primary care physician have lower risk of hospital readmissions

Research roundup: Role of primary care in reducing readmissions; air transport for wounded soldiers; hospital prices

Research roundup: Role of primary care in reducing readmissions; air transport for wounded soldiers; hospital prices