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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when the lower part of the abdominal aorta becomes swollen and enlarged. In many cases, AAA will display no symptoms, making it a potentially dangerous condition if left untreated. The abdominal aorta is the largest artery, and it supplies oxygen-rich blood to the lower part of the body. If a weak area of the abdominal aorta expands or bulges, it can burst, causing severe internal bleeding and even death. Immediate medical attention is crucial during this time. The large or faster-growing aneurysms have a higher risk of rupture, which can lead to internal bleeding
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