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What is aortic rupture?

Aortic aneurysms, weakened, bulging areas in the aorta walls, can burst or rupture, causing life-threatening bleeding or hemorrhage.

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How is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) treated?
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Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms that need to be treated have two excellent options. Open su...
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How does diabetes affect my risk for aneurysms?
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People with diabetes have a very high risk for developing vascular disease. Because of this, healthc...
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What are the benefits of endovascular repair?
Mark J. Russo, MDMark J. Russo, MD
In an endovascular repair, the stent graft (comprised of a layer of impermeable reinforcement materi...
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What happens during an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair?
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Open repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)—a bulging, weakened area in the wall of the aorta ...
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