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Atherosclerosis increases a persons risk of developing an aortic aneurysm (wall of the aorta is weakened and bulges) or an aortic dissection (layers of the aortic wall separate), increasing its risk of rupturing and causing death. Acute onset of pain can be experienced in the chest, back, shoulder or abdominal areas. These symptoms can be misdiagnosed as stomach ulcers or disease of the gall bladder. Both conditions can be treated with surgery, but control of hypertension and heart disease, and cessation of smoking is highly recommended.
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About: Aortic disease warning
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