aortic aneurysm


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aortic aneurysm

[ā′ȯrd·ik ′an·yə‚riz·əm]
(medicine)
Dilation of the wall of the aorta, usually the ascending portion.
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The global market for EVAR infrarenal endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysms repair devices is growing at a steady pace and has recorded a revenue of USD 1.
It is estimated that around four per cent of men in England aged between 65 and 74 have an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with around 6,000 people dying in England and Wales every year as a result of a rupture.
The task force noted that close to 70 percent of men between 65 and 75 years of age have been smokers at some point in their lives and would benefit from an ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Aortic aneurysms kill 7,000 people a year in the UK.
John McDermott, president and CEO said, "We believe the Nellix technology represents the next generation in endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Those patients who had a thoracic aneurysm component were more likely to have a suprarenal or juxtarenal aortic aneurysm, and those patients who did not have any thoracic aneurysm were more likely to have had an infrarenal aneurysm," he said.
During the study period (July 2001 to July 2007) all patients admitted with a diagnosis of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm were included.
Aortic coarctation is a congenital vessel disease that can cause such complications as myocardial infarction, congestive cardiac failure, infective endocarditis, aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection or rupture and intracranial bleeding as a result of present resistant hypertension in adult age (2).
A vascular screening package, which includes the stroke/carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm and hardening of the arteries, is $109.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine showed a 4 cm aortic aneurysm.
By first taking a 3D CT scan of a patient's aortic aneurysm, they used rapid prototyping technology to produce an exact latex duplicate of it.
Ultrasound examination is probably the best way to screen for an aortic aneurysm.