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Any condition that weakens your artery walls can cause an aneurysm. The most common culprits are atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.

Deep wounds and infections can also lead to an aneurysm. Or you may be born with weakness in one of your artery walls.

From: What Is an Aneurysm? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 6, 2019

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American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 6, 2019

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