What Is Aortic Aneurysm?

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asked Mar 11, 2010 by anonymous

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Aortic Aneurysm is when the some area in the artery weakens and the pressure of blood in the artery creates a bulge that is known as an Aneurysm.

Aneurysm can also form in the blood vessels but it is commonly formed in the aorta, it is the largest artery inside the body and carries the blood throughout the body with the pumping of the heart.

Here are some causes of Aortic Aneurysm:

- Hypertension or High Blood Pressure
- As the person ages, it is likely to have this condition
- Injury to the artery
- Congenital diseases


Below are the symptoms of Aortic Aneurysm:

- Pain in the chest, middle of the back and abdomen
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Shortness of breath
- Hoarseness
- Coughs


This conditions can also cause Stroke, shock, heart attack and cardiac arrest. If you are experiencing some of these symptoms you should seek for medical attention immediately.
answered Mar 11, 2010 by anonymous

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