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Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Introduction

A localized widening or bulging of the abdominal aorta which is a major blood carrying vessel. A rupture of the weakened bulge is considered very serious because of the large volume of blood carried by this vessel. ...more »

Symptoms of Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Treatments for Abdominal aortic aneurysm

  • Treatment of an aortic abdominal aneurysm is influenced by the location of the aneurysm (supra or infra renal), the size of the aneurysm, whether the aneurysm has leaked or not (emergency rather than elective management), as well as the age, treatment preferences, and other health problems of the patient. Treatments include:
    • Observation - Often utilised with abdominal aneurysms < 5.5cm diameter
    • Aggressive control of risk factors - smoking cessation, control of high blood pressure and lipids
    • ICU - supportive therapy for leaking aneurysms
      • Blood pressure management
  • more treatments...»

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Deaths

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Curable Types of Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Possibly curable types of Abdominal aortic aneurysm include:

  • Cystic medial necrosis associated with abdominal aneurysm
  • Coronary artery disease asoociated with abdominal artery disease
  • Structural collagen disorders associated with aortic aneurysms
  • Syphilitic aneurysm
  • more types...»

Rare Types of Abdominal aortic aneurysm:

Rare types of Abdominal aortic aneurysm include:

  • Cystic medial necrosis associated with abdominal aneurysm
  • Coronary artery disease asoociated with abdominal artery disease
  • Structural collagen disorders associated with aortic aneurysms
  • Syphilitic aneurysm
  • more types...»

Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Complications

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Causes of Abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Disease Topics Related To Abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be more »

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only " more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning) more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child more »

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Rare Types

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Clinical Trials for Abdominal aortic aneurysm

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Abdominal aortic aneurysm:

An aneurysm in that part of the aorta continuing from the thoracic region and giving rise to the inferior phrenic, lumbar, median sacral, mesenteric, renal, and ovarian or testicular arteries. - (Source - Diseases Database)

An aneurysm of the abdominal aorta associated with old age and hypertension - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Abdominal aortic aneurysm, or a subtype of Abdominal aortic aneurysm, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Abdominal aortic aneurysm as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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