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aortic aneurysm
 

An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in a section of the aorta, the body’s main artery, which carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Because the section with the aneurysm is overstretched and weak, it can burst. If the aorta bursts, it can cause serious bleeding that may lead to death.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • chest or back pain
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

 
Types

Types include:

 

  • abdominal
  • femoral and popliteal
  • intracranial
  • thoracic
  • ventricular
Specialties
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  • cardiology

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