Aneurysm

aneurysm

Definition: An aneurysm is a bulging out of an artery or blood vessel caused by an increase blood pressure. When it grows to a certain size, it can rupture and cause life threatening internal bleeding.

Example: An Abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs in the aorta that supplies blood flow to the pelvis, abdomen, and legs. A cerebral aneurysm occurs in the brain and can result in a hemorrhagic stroke. A thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in the chest. All aneurysms are medical emergencies and you should call 9-1-1 and seek immediate medical attention.

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