E-mail Contact Us Volunteer Make A Gift En Español Employees  
Health Library > Search Topics

Search Topic

Language Choice

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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Jeffrey J. Gilbertson, MD - Vascular Surgery

Current as ofMarch 28, 2018

Contact Us:

1-888-LGH-INFO (544-4636) Have a question?
Follow us online.