MediFocus MedCenter

"This is only an introduction. The full MediFocus Guide to this disease/disorder is available for a nominal fee. Click on banner!"2-4

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
(CR001)

Introduction


The aorta is the main trunk of the arterial system that carries oxygenated blood from the heart to the body. An aneurysm is defined as an abnormal widening of an artery with an increase of greater than 1.5 times the normal diameter. A weakened wall of an artery is stretched as the blood is pumped through it, often creating an egg-shaped ballooning.

An aneurysm can occur in any blood vessel in the body, but most commonly occurs in the aorta. A common site for an aortic aneurysm is the part of the vessel that is immediately below the kidneys but above the iliac arteries. This is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

AAA can affect anybody, but most commonly occurs in men between the ages of 40 and 70. They occur in 5-7 % of people over the age of 60 in the United States. Even children can develop them as a result of trauma or certain medical conditions.

Treatment of AAA often requires surgery in addition to medication, but depends greatly on the individual situation.

Get the Facts... With your MediFocus Guide


The Medifocus Guide on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm provides answers to the following important questions and medical issues:


What Your Doctor Reads:


This MediFocus Guide contains an extensive listing of citations and abstracts of recent journal articles that have been published about this condition in trustworthy medical journals. This is the same type of information that is available to physicians and other health care professionals. A partial selection of journal articles that are abstracted in this MediFocus Guide includes:


MediFocus Guides... When You Need Trustworthy Medical Information


MediFocus.com understands that consumers who are facing serious medical issues need access to credible, up-to-date medical information to help them make informed health-care decisions. That's why we've developed the MediFocus Guides...the most advanced and trustworthy patient research guides for over 200 chronic and life-threatening conditions. Each MediFocus Guide includes a detailed overview of the condition including information about diagnosis, treatment options, cutting-edge research, and new developments; excerpts of important journal articles from the current medical literature focusing on standard treatments and treatment options; a directory of leading authors and medical institutions who specialize in the treatment of the condition; and a listing of organizations and support groups where you can obtain additional information about the illness.

MediFocus Guides are the perfect solution for consumers who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of their medical issue and avail themselves of the same type of professional level medical information that is used by physicians and other health-care professionals to help then in the clinical decision making process.

If you need more information than what's here...
please click the following banner:
2-4

Copyright 2000-2001 Medifocus.com, Inc. All rights reserved.