Posted by Darren
on Apr 20, 2012 in Heart problem
| 1 comment
The aorta is one of the largest and most important arteries in the human body, helping to transport blood throughout the entire torso, including the lower abdomen. To have a damaged or ruptured aorta is basically a death sentence. Not many people survive it. That’s part of why it is so important to catch problems early. One of the more common issues with the aorta is called an aortic aneurysm.
An aortic aneurysm is technically a swelling of the aorta to at least 1.5 times its original and optimal size. When swelling to this degree happens, it can cause a few side effects...