Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

What is it?

Abdominal aortic aneurysm, commonly referred to as AAA, is a weak spot in the aorta, or main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The weakness, or aneurysm, makes the aorta vulnerable to rupturing and spilling large amounts of blood into the abdominal cavity. Most often, aneurysms do not produce any symptoms and occur in people over age 65. It is more common among men and smokers.

How is it Treated?

Endovascular stent graft aortic aneurysm repair is a minimally invasive procedure for abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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