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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is a dilation of a segment of the aorta, the main artery through the trunk of the body.

An AAA can be detected by using ultrasound imaging which provides an accurate, safe, and non-invasive means to measure the aortic size. The most important risk factors for AAA include:
  • Age over 60 years
  • Family history of AAA
  • Smoking
  • Hypertension