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Abdominal aortic aneurysms: Triple A, double trouble

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a widening of the artery where it passes through the stomach. AAs are responsible for at least 9,000 deaths in the United States each year, making them our 13th leading killer. The size of the aneurysm helps determine the risk of rupture, and whether it should be repaired surgically. New advances in diagnosis and therapy are dramatically improving the management of this condition.
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