Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) identifies an enlargement of the main blood vessel, the aorta, at the abdomen level.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are most common in older men and smokers and can be life-threatening if it bursts.
Typically, an abdominal aortic aneurysm grows slowly, over time, without causing symptoms. People may notice a pulsating in the abdomen as it grows.
Small aneurysms may only need monitoring. Aneurysms that are too large or growing too quickly should be repaired with surgery.