If you witness a person become unconscious, call
911 or other emergency services and start
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The emergency operator can coach you on
how to perform CPR. For more information about CPR, see the Rescue Breathing
and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation section of the topic
Dealing With Emergencies.
Sudden weakness in the lower extremities on one side of
Chest pain you have not experienced before.
A "cold foot" or a black or blue painful toe for no apparent reason.
Call for a doctor appointment if you have:
Pain in the chest, abdomen, or lower back,
possibly spreading to the groin, buttocks, or legs. The pain may be deep,
aching, gnawing, and/or throbbing, and may last for hours or days. It is
generally not affected by movement, although certain positions may be more
comfortable than others.
Fever or weight loss for no apparent
Who to see
Health professionals who can evaluate
symptoms that may be related to an aortic aneurysm and order the tests needed
for further evaluation of symptoms include: