The researchers estimated that more than a million people on the planet are living with undetected aortic aneurysm. And at least 95% of them can be treated successfully, without waiting for such a dangerous complications such as rupture it.
Risk factors for rupture of an aortic aneurysm:
Age older than 60 years, especially in men
Genetic predisposition (if the patient had a family of an aortic aneurysm rupture)
High blood pressure
Chronic lung disease
For early detection of aortic aneurysms may complete cure. However, in advanced stages may such a complication as an aortic aneurysm rupture. In most cases, the development of this terrible complication, patients are dying, unable to get medical care. If you have the above risk factors for aortic aneurysm, you should always consult with a physician. Today, there are safe, painless, noninvasive tests such as ultrasound, which allows to estimate the size, location, length and volume of the aneurysm.
Aorta - the main vessel in the body through which blood flows from the heart to all organs and tissues. With the defeat of the aortic wall, such as atherosclerosis and certain other pathological processes, its wall becomes weak and begins to expand this sector, with its walls become thin and can rupture at any moment under the pressure of the powerful flow of blood. Aneurysm rupture occurs suddenly and is accompanied by massive bleeding from which the patient will inevitably die.
Despite the fact that the symptoms of an aortic aneurysm attract consensus, but some patients may complain of a feeling of pulsation in the abdomen, often on pain in the abdomen, which are located around the navel. Additionally, there may be pain and discoloration of the lower limbs, subject to entry of blood clots in blood vessels of the legs of an aortic aneurysm.