When a blood vessel balloons, it can burst, or rupture. This is called an aneurysm and is caused by progressive weakening of the aortic wall. Aneurysms occur most often in the aorta, the main artery of the chest and abdomen that carries blood throughout the body.
There are two types of aortic aneurysms. Abdominal aortic aneurysms, the most common type, occur in your abdomen. Thoracic aortic aneurysms, which are rare, occur in your chest.
An aortic aneurysm is a serious condition because a ruptured aneurysm is life threatening.
Find the complete care you need at Goshen Heart & Vascular Center. Our fellowship trained surgeons, cardiologists and radiologists work together in one place to provide innovative care specifically for you. With leading-edge expertise, we are committed to caring for your aortic aneurysm in Goshen, IN.
Talk to your primary care provider about a heart screening to learn more about your risk of a heart or vascular condition. Or, if you want to talk to someone at the Heart & Vascular Center, call (574) 537-5000 to make an appointment.
These noninvasive, painless screenings check your body's circulatory system for signs of disease or impairment to blood flow. Your doctor can help you decide which screening is right for you and recommend next steps based on your results.