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What's an aneurysm?

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It's an abnormal bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. One can form in any blood vessel, but aneurysms happen most often in the aorta, which is the main blood vessel leaving the heart.

From: Vascular Disease and Pain WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic: "Vascular Disease Overview."

Vascular Disease Foundation.

MedlinePlus: "Vascular Diseases."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Vascular Disease Overview."

Vascular Disease Foundation.

MedlinePlus: "Vascular Diseases."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 23, 2017

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