Aortic aneurysm

An is a condition in which the wall of the , the main in the , becomes and bulges outward.

This bulging creates a balloon-like sac that can become larger over time.

Aortic aneurysms can occur anywhere along the , but they most commonly develop in the abdomen.

If an grows large enough, it can , which can be life-threatening.

The is the largest in the and carries from the to the rest of the .

The is made up of several layers of , including the innermost layer called the , the middle layer called the , and the outermost layer called the .

In an , the wall of the becomes and begins to outward, creating a balloon-like sac.

Aortic aneurysms are most often caused by , a condition in which fatty plaques build up on the inner walls of the arteries.

These plaques can weaken the wall and cause it to .

Risk factors for aortic aneurysms include high pressure, , and a family of the condition.

for an may involve surgery to repair or replace the affected section of the .

In some cases, a stent may be used to reinforce the weakened section of the and prevent .

It is important to see a regularly and have regular check-ups to monitor the size of an and determine the best course of .

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