Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

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(AAA Repair)

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair – Definition

The aorta is the largest artery in the body. The abdominal portion of the aorta carries blood to the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. Sometimes the walls of the aorta weaken and bulge in one area. This is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA’s are most often caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and high blood pressure.