Definition of Aneurysm:

Localized enlargement of an artery.

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Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to Aneurysm / Rupture
“See the link between Smoke Damage and Aneurysm.”

Aneurysm / Rupture

...the condition
“Alternative names: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Cerebral Aneurysm, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Aneurysm An aneurysm is the abnormal enlargement or bulging of an artery caused by damage to or weakness in the blood vessel wall...”
...our question about Duration of current abdominal pain
“Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is asymptomatic in 75% of cases, but may present as sudden severe pain that is not relieved by position change.”
...relationship to Stroke
“Sometimes cerebral aneurysms are the cause of stroke, although most strokes are caused by clotting rather than by a rupturing aneurysm.”
...recommendation Test for Cardiac Risk Factors
“...of one study concluded that a high level of lipoprotein is an independent risk factor for thoracic aortic atherosclerosis and should be controlled in order to prevent aortic disease including aortic aneurysm.  High levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides have also been associated with increased risk.”
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...the condition
“...Clinical signs and symptoms include aneurysm, thrombosis, embolus, and stenosis; lowered or absent pulses; vascular (blood vessel) bruit (whooshing or blowing sound heard over the artery with a stethoscope); (in more severe cases)...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...the condition
“...Coronary artery disease (CAD), cerebrovascular disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and peripheral vascular disease are all caused by smoking...”
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Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...the condition
“...Serious complications arising from a heart attack can include ... bulging (aneurysm) in a weakened heart chamber...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Physical factors include ... Local disorders – prostate enlargement (BPH), congenital abnormalities and inflammatory diseases of the genitalia, prostatitis; vascular disturbances such as aortic aneurysm and atherosclerosis (for example Leriche's syndrome)...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...the condition
“...Over time, high blood pressure will damage the walls of the arteries: the walls may become weak and form an enlargement called an aneurysm, or the wall may burst and bleed into the surrounding tissue...”


...the condition
“...The lack of blood may cause damage to the tissues (necrosis), possible formation of blood clots (thrombosis), or a weakening or ballooning which can possibly cause a rupture of the vessel wall (aneurysm).  Osteonecrosis can occur in people with vasculitis when blood flow has been obstructed to the bone or joint...”

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

...the condition
“...When a subarachnoid hemorrhage is caused by a ruptured saccular aneurysm, the aneurysm usually is located where a blood vessel branches from one of these large arteries...”
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