The latest news on aortic aneurysm
Ongoing research finds better short-term results for endovascular repair than for open surgery
Enhanced embolization procedure is a viable option, study suggests
Researchers credit better postoperative care for the improvement
Potentially life-threatening condition often goes undetected until rupture
In fact, ruptures tend to occur later in life, large study finds
At least one evaluation should include a scan of both the chest and the abdomen.
Once an aneurysm develops along the aorta, it will not disappear or reduce in size on its own.
In most cases, aortic aneurysms are found with medical tests such as chest X-rays or chest CT scans.