Aortic Aneurysm - Causes

Aortic aneurysms are caused by a weakening of the aortic wall due to damage or injury. Many health conditions and lifestyle habits can put you at risk for damage to the aortic wall, including high blood pressure and smoking. A bulge may occur where the wall has been damaged and is weakened.


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  • SourceUrl: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/subscribe/3675
  • Syndication ID: 18531
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Friday, February 08, 2019 at 03:16 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 12:52 AM

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