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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.
Common genetic variant may predispose people to acute dissections

Common genetic variant may predispose people to acute dissections

Hospitals with higher surgical volumes less likely to cause unintentional serious injuries

Hospitals with higher surgical volumes less likely to cause unintentional serious injuries

Simvastatin may reduce spinal cord damage from ischemia/reperfusion injury

Simvastatin may reduce spinal cord damage from ischemia/reperfusion injury

New data compares gender effect on survival after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

New data compares gender effect on survival after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Leicester free public lecture aims to reduce mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysms

Leicester free public lecture aims to reduce mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysms

Medtronic Valiant stent graft safe and effective for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm

Medtronic Valiant stent graft safe and effective for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysm

Stent graft can repair abdominal aortic aneurysm

Stent graft can repair abdominal aortic aneurysm

Aptus EndoStapling System receives CE Mark approval

Aptus EndoStapling System receives CE Mark approval

Live surgical procedure to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm broadcast to CICE 2011 in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Live surgical procedure to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm broadcast to CICE 2011 in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Scott & White Healthcare teleconferences first live aortic aneurysm surgical procedures

Scott & White Healthcare teleconferences first live aortic aneurysm surgical procedures

Esaote acquires 3mensio

Esaote acquires 3mensio

Longer delays between heart attacks and elective surgeries lowers death rates and subsequent heart attacks

Longer delays between heart attacks and elective surgeries lowers death rates and subsequent heart attacks

Volume-based referrals do not necessarily improve patient outcomes

Volume-based referrals do not necessarily improve patient outcomes

Doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Troy perform robotic-assisted maze procedure to correct atrial fibrillation

Doctors at Beaumont Hospital, Troy perform robotic-assisted maze procedure to correct atrial fibrillation

Endologix announces initial PEVAR Trial presentation at 2011 iCON annual meeting

Endologix announces initial PEVAR Trial presentation at 2011 iCON annual meeting

Favorable clinical results from Endologix's Nellix technology against EVAR

Favorable clinical results from Endologix's Nellix technology against EVAR

FDA approves On-X AAP with Vascutek Gelweave Valsalva Graft

FDA approves On-X AAP with Vascutek Gelweave Valsalva Graft

USC School of Medicine to host the first World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education

USC School of Medicine to host the first World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education

Medicare reimbursed for only a fraction of the services recommended by government task force, study finds

Medicare reimbursed for only a fraction of the services recommended by government task force, study finds

Health care reform should mend disconnect between USPSTF recommendations and Medicare coverage

Health care reform should mend disconnect between USPSTF recommendations and Medicare coverage