An aortic aneurysm is an enlargement (dilation) of the aorta to greater than 1.5
times normal size. They usually cause no symptoms except when ruptured.
What is an aortic aneurysm? An aortic aneurysm is a stretched and bulging
section in the wall of the aorta. The aorta is the large blood vessel that carries
Jan 16, 2015 ... Although your aorta is a tough, durable workhorse, sometimes its walls can
weaken and bulge in what is called an aortic aneurysm. This could ...
Jun 29, 2016 ... A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the upper part of the aorta. The
aorta is the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body.
An aneurysm is a bulge or "ballooning" in the wall of an artery. Arteries carry
oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Learn more.
An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal enlargement or bulging of the wall of the
aorta. Learn more about aortic aneurysm types, classifications, symptoms and ...
Jul 21, 2016 ... Read about aortic aneurysm (abdominal and thoracic) symptoms like dizziness,
chest pain, back pain, and nausea or vomiting. Some risk ...
Thoracic aortic aneurysms are rare, occurring in approximately 6-10 per every
100,000 people. About 20% of those cases are linked to family history. Your risk
Jun 16, 2016 ... On the right, Figure A shows a normal aorta. Figure B shows a thoracic aortic
aneurysm located behind the heart. Figure C shows an abdominal ...
Aneurysms run in families. If a first-degree relative has had an AAA, you are 12
times more likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Of patients in ...