Aortic aneurysm

Thoracic aortic aneurysm

An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery. It can be caused by a weakness in one of the walls of any blood vessel. A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a widening or ballooning of a portion of the aorta. This means that a portion of the aorta wall has […]

Abdominal aneurysm surgery

For many patients, there is nothing scarier to hear come out of a doctor’s mouth than the word “aneurysm.” This is likely because we have been conditioned by television and the movies to think of aneurysms as scary medical conditions that can strike without warning, bursting and causing immediate death. But what if I were […]

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

In order to understand what an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is and the implications, it is essential to know about the structure and function of the aorta. The aorta transports oxygenated blood from our heart to rest of our body parts. The aorta runs starting from the chest and ends into the abdomen. At the […]

Aneurysm symptoms

While it is not always the case, sometimes when you have an excruciating headache—you know, the ones during which it feels like an ice pick is being driven through your skull—it feels like there might be something wrong. The pain, so intense, can make you frightened to go to sleep because you don’t know what […]

Aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the aorta wall that can be compared with a bulge on an over-inflated inner tube. The aorta is the main artery that leaves the left chamber of the heart. It goes downward from the chest and through the abdomen and continues into the pelvis. The aorta is the […]