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Aneurysm

Overview

  • Aneurysm of the heart: Widening of the heart causing a bulging (ballooning) of the muscle
  • Aneurysm of the aorta: occurs on the arch or blood vessel which leaves the heart

    Common symptoms:
    • shortness of breatho pain
    • irregular heartbeats
    • Treated with surgery where the aneurysm is either removed or patched