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It's Wisdom Wednesday and Aortic Disease Awareness Month!

Today is Wisdom Wednesday with Aortic Hope!


Today is about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. While not necessarily as life-threatening or uncommon, AAAs (as commonly known) can still pose issues for the body. Check out the information titled:


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

also called AAA.


BY DR. MICHAEL J. SINGH

🎈 When the wall of a blood vessel weakens, a balloon-like dilation called an aneurysm sometimes develops. This happens most often in the abdominal aorta, an essential blood vessel that supplies blood to your legs.


🌎 FAIRLY COMMON

Every year, 200,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).


πŸ’” A ruptured AAA is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.

πŸ“ FAMILY HISTORY IS IMPORTANT

Aneurysms run in families. If a first-degree relative has had an AAA, you are 12 times more likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Of patients in treatment to repair an AAA, 15–25% have a first-degree relative with the same type of aneurysm.


⭐ For more information about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) - Symptoms and causes, from the Mayo Clinic, please click on this link. (picture from the SVS)

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