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An aneurysm is a weak spot in the wall of a blood vessel, which can cause the blood vessel to bulge. The most common aneurysms occur in the aorta, the large artery that sends blood from the heart to the rest of the body. A ruptured aneurysm can cause hemorrhaging (severe bleeding), which is often fatal.
Smoking is such a strong risk factor for aneurysms that Medicare now covers a one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm for smokers over 65.
Our physicians provide a unique, multidisciplinary approach to aortic aneurysm for each patient, from newborns to the elderly.Meet our physicians
Our vascular surgeons are pioneers in minimally invasive aortic aneurysm surgery using the fenestrated abdominal aortic aneurysm graft.Learn more about this revolutionary new treatment.
The Dana & Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases is one of the few centers in the world specializing in conditions of the aorta.