Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a swelling or bulge in the aorta. AAAs are usually classified by their size and the speed at which they’re growing. These two factors can help predict the health effects of the aneurysm.

An AAA can be dangerous if it is not spotted early on. It can get bigger over time and could burst (rupture), causing life-threatening bleeding.
  • Symptoms
  • Abdominal pain

    • Around the belly button, Radiates to the back

    or Back pain


    Abdominal mass

    • Pulsating

    • Center of abdomen

    Pulse measured on arms or legs is weak

    Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up

    Rapid heart rate

  • Risk factors
  • Smoking

    High blood pressure disease

    • Resistant

    Recent chest injury or trauma

    or Recent abdominal injury or trauma

    Family history of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Treatment
  • The treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) mostly depends on how big it is. Surgery may be offered if the scans show that a AAA larger than 4cms has grown by more than 1cm over 12 months. Surgery may also be offered if you have symptoms linked to AAA, such as a pulsing sensation in your tummy or tummy pain that does not go away. You'll also be told about lifestyle changes that can help reduce the risk of an aneurysm getting bigger, such as eating healthily.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, then a visit to a cardiologist is highly recommended.

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