Aortic Aneurysm (cont.)
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Aortic Aneurysm Treatment
Aortic aneurysm is a medical emergency. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of aortic aneurysm, seek medical care immediately by calling 911 or activating the medical emergency system in your area.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/17/2014
Shabir Bhimji, MD
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Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) represent a degenerative process of the abdominal aorta that is often attributed to atherosclerosis; however, the exact cause is not known. A familiar clustering of AAAs has been noted in 15-25% of patients undergoing repair of the problem.