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Aortic Aneurysm – An Introduction

Aortic aneurysms are a ballooning of the main blood vessel in the chest or the belly (abdomen). These can be thoracic or abdominal. The abdominal aortic aneurysms are more often seen than thoracic aortic aneurysms. The abdominal aortic are more common in men and in people aged 65 years or older. There are several risk factors for aneurysms including atherosclerosis (hardened arteries), genetic factors, high blood pressure, smoking as well as infection or injury (the latter......

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