An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA, so called triple-A) is a localized bulging, result of an aortic wall weakness. The aorta is the main blood vessel (~2cm diameter) that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
It runs through the chest (thoracic aorta) down to the abdomen (abdominal aorta) and eventually splits to the right and left iliac arteries to supply the legs.
Your vascular health affects the length and quality of your life.
Vascular Health is a patient portal for access to information, tools and resources about vascular diseases' prevention and management, including among others aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease and stroke, peripheral arterial disease and varicose veins.
Here you will find a wealth of information to help you understand your vascular health and prevent vascular disease.
Use our online tools to understand your risks and your treatment options (medical, surgical or endovascular).
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