Abdominal aortic aneurysms, or AAAs, cause the walls of the aorta to bulge outward inside the abdomen; this condition can become severe and life-threatening. Although aneurysms do not cause symptoms until they are severe, cardiologists have developed a screening process to identify aneurysms before it is too late to intervene.
In this video, you will learn more about the risk factors associated with AAAs, including age, gender, and family history. To check for an aneurysm, your heart doctor will perform an ultrasound exam of your abdomen to look for a bulge in the aorta, which can then be treated before it poses a serious risk to your health.
Understanding your heart disease risks and how to treat or prevent cardiovascular disease in Phoenix is an important step toward greater general health and longevity. You can reach Cardiac Solutions via our website or by calling (623) 876-8816 to learn more.