Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Rupture

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What is done if an abdominal aortic aneurysm threatens to rupture?

Threatened rupture of abdominal aneurysms is a surgical emergency. Once an aneurysm ruptures, 50% of patients die before their reach the hospital. The longer it takes to get to the operating room, the higher the mortality.

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Comment from: kitkat, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

My brother died last year of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). I did not know it is hereditary and 2 months ago I had one that ruptured. I am very lucky that I am alive today. The doctor put 2 stents in my groin. Doctor also said my children should be checked when they reach 55, also my other siblings need to be checked. My symptoms were extreme pain in lower back and dizziness.

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Comment from: Tenderhearted, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

My dad died in 2011. We found him on Christmas day. He had an abdominal aortic aneurysm that was found early on. But due to his heart condition and because he was a heavy smoker and wouldn't quit, they refused to operate on him. They said he'd die on the operating table. He lived several years with the aneurysm present. However, we don't know if the aneurysm killed him or if it was a heart attack. The autopsy was undetermined. He had a lot of stomach problems over the years. Now I wonder if I have the same thing. I've been suffering with stomach issues for a couple years now and I lost seventy pounds in a four month period. I also have papillary carcinoma thyroid cancer. I have yeast issues, when I eat anything with gluten or too much sugar.

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