• Abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when the abdominal aorta, an essential blood vessel that supplies blood to the legs, weakens and a balloon-like dilation develops. If the dilation continues to grow it is at risk of rupturing.


  • Most commonly patients experience no symptoms
  • Sudden severe pain in abdomen or back
    • * Seek immediate medical care

Risk Factors

  • Family history
  • Smoking history
  • Increasing age
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Connective tissue disorders

Treatment Options

  • Regular follow up
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol control
  • Smoking cessation
  • Regular exercise
  • Surgery: minimally invasive options with stent graft (endovascular repair) or open surgery