Aortic Artery Aneurysm
Aortic Artery Aneurysm. A ballooning of the Aorta, which is the largest artery in tbe body. This ballooning can cause sudden death if large enough, usually the cutoff is when it is greater than 3cm
Aneurysm means excessive bulging or ballooning of the wall of an artery. There are several arteries in the human anatomy and the aorta is the largest. Aortic Artery Aneurysm is the ballooning of this largest artery of the body. It is localized swelling that can lead to death if large enough and/or burst. The cutoff is usually when its greater than 3cm. The prevalence of AAA is influenced by age; hence it is more common with older people.
Usage in Sentence:
“The stroke that killed the man was caused by AAA. His artery ruptured around the chest area and blood clots travelled to the brain”.
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Aortic aneurysms were the primary cause of 9,863 deaths in 2014 and a contributing cause in more than 17,215 deaths in the United States in 2009 (CDC, 2015).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). Underlying Cause of Death 1999-2013 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2015. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2013, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. http:// wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.