Types of Aneurysms

The thoracic aortic aneurysm and the abdominal aortic aneurysm are two types of aneurysms that can be very dangerous. Barry Katzen, Founder and Chief Medical Executive at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, explains the beginning of the aorta is the thoracic aorta and aneurysms can occur anywhere from there to the diaphragm, which is our breathing muscle.

About the abdominal aortic aneurysm, he also explains in the abdominal region we have critical branches and this artery is going to a kidney, where there are arteries going to different parts of the structures in our abdomen. Aneurysm is an asymptomatic disease, is a silent killer; so, it is important to take screening methods to detect it.

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