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Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Conditions Related to Aortic Aneurysm Repair

The many related conditions to aortic aneurysm repair include both hereditary conditions and non-hereditary conditions that cause aneurysm. An aneurysm is a weakened artery wall that bulges or balloons out. Blood pumping through the artery causes pressure on the already weakened wall. The artery could rupture, causing uncontrolled bleeding and death if emergency treatment is not administered.
Aortic aneurysm may occur in two locations, depending on where the weakened tissue is located: abdominal aortic aneurysm and thoracic (chest) aortic aneurysm.
Aneurysm can be caused by a variety of related conditions that include the following:
  • Genetic disorders (for example, Marfan syndrome, Turner’s syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Family history of aortic aneurysm
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Necrosis or cystic medial degeneration
  • Syphilis
  • Takayasu’s arteritis
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes
  • Trauma
  • Infections of the aorta

Locations for Aortic Aneurysm Repair