Complications of abdominal aortic aneurysm
Dr. Sunil Dwivedi
Vasanth nagar, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
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
- 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.