How is a small abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) treated?

If your abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is small (less than 2 inches across), your doctor may recommend watching and waiting.
  • You'll need tests every 6 months or so to make sure the aneurysm isn't growing.
  • You might take medications to lower your blood pressure and control your cholesterol. You should also make changes to reduce your risk.

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