Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

female physician Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm or AAA (triple A) is a weakening of the aortic wall causing a bulging or pouch that is greater than 50% of the normal width. This condition becomes life threatening when the weakened area gives way under the constant pressure from blood flow. If an aneurysm ruptures or bursts this may lead to a life threatening hemorrhage. Early detection can lead to life saving interventions to prevent aneurysm rupture.
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Male gender
  • Post menopausal women
  • Smoking
  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Lack of exercise
  • High cholesterol
  • Family history
  • Trauma
  • Genetic disorders, such as, polycystic kidneys, Marfans syndrome, Turner’s syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Pulsitile abdominal mass
  • Acute, sudden lower back pain
  • AAA typically is asymptomatic and is known as a silent killer

If you experience these symptoms please call 911 immediately

  • Leak of Aneurysm
  • Hemorrhage
  • Death

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