An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a potentially lethal weakening in the wall of the aorta in the abdomen. The aorta is the largest artery in the human body that carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the other parts of the body such as the abdomen, pelvis, and legs. The weakening of the aorta results in balloon-like bulging, which makes the artery thin and fragile.
This ballooning of the aorta is known as an aneurysm. There arises a risk of rupture with the progressive expansion of the aorta in the abdomen. It may result in severe internal bleeding that may lead to shock and death. A surgeon repairs the weakened portion of the aorta located in the abdomen. This surgical procedure is known as abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
AAA repair can be availed at any major cardiology and general surgery hospital in the country. In addition, there are several multi-specialty hospitals that conduct abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm repair surgery at a highly reasonable cost.