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What causes dissecting or rupturing aneurysm?

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Dissecting aneurysms are caused when the force of blood pumping splits the layers of an artery wall. They can happen in many places in your body. Both dissecting and rupturing aneurysms are always an emergency.

From: How to Spot an Aneurysm WebMD Medical Reference

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American Heart Association.

Mayo Clinic: “Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.”

Mayo Clinic: “Popliteal artery aneurysm.”

CDC: “Aortic Aneurysm Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Heart Association.

Mayo Clinic: “Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm.”

Mayo Clinic: “Popliteal artery aneurysm.”

CDC: “Aortic Aneurysm Fact Sheet.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2018

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