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What causes thoracic aneurysm?

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Thoracic aneurysm is caused by weakness in the upper aorta, one of your main blood vessels.

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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