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Complications of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Dr. Sunil Dwivedi

Dr. Sunil Dwivedi

  Vasanth nagar, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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he main complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm is tears in the wall of the aorta (dissection). Life-threatening internal bleeding can ensue of an AAA ruptures. The risk of rupture is greater in large aneurysms.

Signs and symptoms indicating that aortic aneurysm has burst are:

  • Onset of sudden, sharp and persistent abdominal or back pain
  • Pain that radiates to your back or legs
  • Increased sweating
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Rapid pulse
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Shortness of breath

Development of blood clots is another complication of aortic aneurysms. Small blood clots can develop in the area of the aortic aneurysm. A loose clot that breaks away from the wall of an aneurysm can block a blood vessel elsewhere in the body, causing pain or blocking the blood flow to the legs, toes, kidneys or abdominal organs.

Tags:  abdominal aortic aneurysm,blood pressure,blood clots,

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