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Cardiovascular 

What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm??

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlargement of the lower part of the aorta that extends through the abdominal area (at times, the upper portion of the aorta in the chest can be enlarged). The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Like most arteries, the aorta is elastic, which allows it to be filled with blood under high pressure. An aneurysm develops when the wall of the artery becomes weakened and distended like a balloon. The analogy of…

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Cardiovascular 

Aortic Surgery

WHAT IS AORTA? The aorta is the largest artery in your body. All arteries come out of the aorta and carry oxygen-rich blood in the head, neck, extremities and vital organs such as the brain, kidneys and liver. When a weak area of your aorta expands or bulges, it is called an aortic aneurysm. Depending on the position the aneurysm can be defined as thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) (close to the heart) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (in the abdomen area). Aortic aneurysms are serious health risks because they can…

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