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Your aorta is your body's main supplier of blood. An aneurysm — which occurs when a part of the artery's wall weakens can be life-threatening.

A little more than 2 years ago, James Fiorentino was at the VA hospital getting a normal checkup. The nurse asked if he wanted a cat scan of his aorta, he agreed. 

"If she hadn't asked me — if the VA had not asked me — who knows what would have happened," Fiorentino said.

He had an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or a Triple A. His aneurysm was 3 centimeters large. 

"This is a model of the aorta, and this would be the kidney arteries and instead of being round, 2 centimeters, as you can see this is stretched out. And the problem with stretching the artery, you can only stretch it so far, and if you don't pay attention to that, these will rupture and they cause sudden death," said Dr. Anil Chhabra, an interventional cardiologist with Willis-Knighton.

Most anyone who has an abdominal aortic aneurysm will not have any symptoms, but they do affect certain people.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition, ScholarlyBrief
60 pages
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition, ScholarlyBrief

The editors have built Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Diagnosis and Screening in this book to ...

Advances in Aortic Aneurysm Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition
93 pages
Advances in Aortic Aneurysm Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition

You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Aortic Aneurysm: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition, ScholarlyBrief
50 pages
Aortic Aneurysm: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition, ScholarlyBrief

endoleaks was arrested by embolization.” According to the news editors, the researchers concluded: “CT misclassification occurred relatively commonly; type III endoleaks purported to be type 11 endoleaks were found in 28% of patients ( seven of 25).” For more information on this research see: Evaluation and Treatment of Suspected Type II Endoleaks in Patients with Enlarging Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 2012;23(7): 866-872.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Genetics, Pathophysiology, and Molecular Biology
352 pages
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Genetics, Pathophysiology, and Molecular Biology

This volume will integrate new insights into the etiology and pathology of aneurismal disease, including physiologic and genetic causes. Several educational objectives have been met in this volume.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, a literature review and ratings of appropriateness and necessity
103 pages
Abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery, a literature review and ratings of appropriateness and necessity

This report reviews the literature concerning the benefits and risks of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery, provides a comprehensive list of potential indications for AAA surgery, and presents the ratings of appropriateness and ...

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Med Student Discovers Fake Aneurysm Patient Really Has an Aneurysm
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Medical Corner: How to stay ahead of an abdominal aortic aneurysm
How do you know you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm? The answer is that most of the time, you don't know since most are asymptomatic (without symptoms). Most are coincidentally discovered while getting a radiologic study for something else. Physical 

Molecular imaging predicts risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms
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Patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome at increased risk for aortic aneurysm
Patients with the connective tissue disorder Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) are at high risk for aortic aneurysm. LDS results in the presence of missense mutations within either of the genes encoding receptors for TGF-β. LDS-associated mutations are

Dysfunctional TGF-beta signaling contributes to Loeys-Dietz syndrome ...
Patients with the connective tissue disorder Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) are at high risk for aortic aneurysm. LDS results in the presence of missense mutations within either of the genes encoding receptors for TGF-β. LDS-associated mutations are