Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Call (718) 283-7957 for an appointment with a Vascular specialist or request an appointment online.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlargement of the aorta that forms in the abdomen as a result of a breakdown in the strength of the aortic wall causing a ballooning of the aorta. While all the causes are not well understood, hypertension, high blood pressure, smoking, and family history play a role in aortic disease and may result in aneurysms, dissection or rupture of the aorta.
Signs and Symptoms
Many patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms do not experience any symptoms.
As the aneurysm grows, it can cause several symptoms, including: