Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

A normal aorta and an abdominal aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a stretched and bulging section in the wall of the aorta. The aorta is the large artery that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. An abdominal aortic aneurysm happens in the section of the aorta that is in the belly.

Current as of: July 14, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Jeffrey J. Gilbertson, MD - Vascular Surgery