I created this infographic to help raise awareness of AAA and a little money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF)

I created this infographic to help raise awareness of AAA and a little money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF)

Learn the facts on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm prevention and treatment!

Learn the facts on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm prevention and treatment!

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Should You Be Screened for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)?

CT scan of an abdominal aortic aneurysm which developed between the renal arteries and the common iliac arteries.

CT scan of an abdominal aortic aneurysm which developed between the renal arteries and the common iliac arteries.

Do you have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms? Find out why it may be important to consult your vascular specialist: https://www.arteryandvein.com/services/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/

Do you have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms? Find out why it may be important to consult your vascular specialist: https://www.arteryandvein.com/services/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/

Abdominal aortic aneurysm involves a widening, stretching, or ballooning of the aorta. There are several causes of abdominal aortic aneurysm, but the most common results from atherosclerotic disease. As the aorta gets progressively larger over time there is increased chance of rupture.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm involves a widening, stretching, or ballooning of the aorta. There are several causes of abdominal aortic aneurysm, but the most common results from atherosclerotic disease. As the aorta gets progressively larger over time there is increased chance of rupture.

The aorta carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to smaller arteries throughout the body. An abdominal aneurysm occurs in the abdominal aorta, the part of the aorta between the bottom of the chest and the pelvis.

The aorta carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to smaller arteries throughout the body. An abdominal aneurysm occurs in the abdominal aorta, the part of the aorta between the bottom of the chest and the pelvis.

Patient education: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (Beyond the Basics) - UpToDate

Patient education: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (Beyond the Basics) - UpToDate

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