Aortic Aneurysm Directory
An aortic aneurysm happens when when there is weakening or bulging of the wall of the aorta, the largest blood vessel of the body. This is often caused by high blood pressure or by hardening of the arteries, called atherosclerosis. Treatment depends on several things including age, gender, and the size of the aneurysm. For smaller aneurysms, medications and lifestyle changes may help. Sometimes, surgery is recommended. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how an aortic aneurysm is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Tips If You've Had an Aortic Aneurysm
WebMD explains causes and treatment of an aortic aneurysm.
Aortic aneurysm: What surgery option is the best for you?
Aortic aneurysm can be repaired surgically. What’s the best option for you?
Aortic aneurysm: What are the symptoms and treatments?
What is an aortic aneurysm: WebMD explains the symptoms and treatments.
What Is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm?
Abdominal aortic aneurysms can have an impact on your health. Understanding how to manage and monitor the condition can help you stay as healthy as possible.