What is Aortic Aneurysm?
An Aortic aneurysm is a big bulge in aorta, which is a large artery that takes blood from the heart across the torso and the chest.
The pressure of blood pumping can break the layers of an artery wall, and leak blood between it.
The aneurysm may burst, which causes bleeding in the body.
This is a reason for several deaths in a year.
High blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis are the risk points for Aortic aneurysm.
Aortic aneurysms may dissect which is a cause of most deaths.
Its main types are Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Thoracic aortic aneurysms.
It can be treated by surgery and medicines.