Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

What Is It?

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an abnormal swelling in the aorta. It can be fatal.

The aorta is the body's largest artery. It carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to smaller arteries in the body.

An abdominal aneurysm occurs in the abdominal aorta. This is the part of the aorta between the bottom of the chest and the pelvis.

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