ABSTRACT – An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a protuberance or swelling in the aorta, a blood vessel which runs...
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a protuberance or swelling in the aorta, a blood vessel which runs from the heart down through the chest and abdominal. As the aneurysm grows larger, it mostly burst or ruptures which causes intense abdominal or back pain, nausea or shortness of breath. It develops slowly over years and doesn’t give any noticeable symptoms. There are two locations of aortic aneurysms, one is in the chest that is thoracic aortic aneurysm and the other is in the abdomen known as abdominal aortic aneurysm.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Most aneurysms have no symptoms unless they rupture. If an AAA does rupture, following are the symptoms:
Shock or loss of consciousness
Clammy or sweaty skin
Increased heart rate
Sudden pain in abdomen or back
Pain spreading from abdomen or back to pelvis, legs, or buttocks