Aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is associated with the condition when the large blood vessel that passes blood to the other parts of the body swells. The exact cause is still unknown, yet the risk factor causing Aortic aneurysm includes:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Family History
  • Smoking

Symptoms
Aneurysm often has no symptom and develops quite slowly. It can develop anywhere is the aorta and basically there are two types of aneurysm – abdominal aortic aneurysms (occurs in the abdominal area) and thoracic aortic aneurysms (occurs in the chest area). Some of the noticeable symptoms are:

  • Sudden and persistent pain in the area
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shock
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Clammy skin

After determining the type of aneurysm, we will define one of the following processes:

  • For the cases where you have bleeding inside the body, you will have considerable open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
  • If an aneurysm is not so big and there are no readable symptoms, you will be recommended to go under an
    ultrasound test at a regular interval of 6 to 12 months. This is done in order to keep a check on the size
  • For an aneurysm bigger than 2 inches, a surgery is usually recommended. The whole idea is to curb the trouble in the roots only.