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What are causes of an aortic aneurysm?

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Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Several things: About 5% of men over the age of 65 have abdominal aortic aneurysms. Risk factors include: increasing age, male sex, family history of aneurysm (may increase your risk 4-fold), hypertension, and history of smoking. Dissecting aneurysms can be caused by localized damage to to the artery from hypertension or trauma (deceleration or sheering-type injury) or catheter injury from an angiogram.
Answered on May 4, 2016
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