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Aortic Aneurysms: Summary

by Joseph Alpert, MD
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    00:00 is no longer in the circulation.

    00:00 So in summary, aneurysms commonly occur in the abdominal aorta and they can be fatal if they rupture. Thoracic aortic aneurysms are less common but they also can rupture.

    00:13 An aneurysm is characterized by an abnormal dilation of a blood vessel to greater than 1.5 times its normal size and again in the abdominal aorta which is the commonest site for aneurysms generally anything above 2.5 cm in diameter is a start of an aneurysm.

    00:30 And as we have talked about before when it gets up to 4 cm there is a marked increased risk of a rupture. 85% to 90% of abdominal aortic aneurysms occur below the renal arteries and aneurysms can be repaired surgically or with angioplasty by using a stent placed by a catheter. This is a very serious condition and requires very careful monitoring.


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    The lecture Aortic Aneurysms: Summary by Joseph Alpert, MD is from the course Arterial Diseases.


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