By Chloe Repp and Ally Taylor
What an aneurysm is and who is most likely to get it
- Refers to bulge of the wall or lining of a vessel commonly occurring in the blood vessels at the base of the septum, or within the aorta
- People most likely to get aneurysms-males
- Other names for aneurysms-cardiac aneurysm (seen in left ventricle)
Symptoms of aneurysms
- Bleeding, increased heart rate, pain, feeling dizzy or lightheaded
How aneurysms are diagnosed
- CT scans, ultrasounds
- Diagnosed by a cardiothoracic or vascular surgeon
- Depends on the location and type of aneurysm, medications for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Certain types of beta-blockers maybe prescribed to lower blood pressure, lowering blood pressure may keep aneurysms from rupturing.
With diagnosis and proper surgical treatment, most people recover fully.
Preventions of aneurysms
- Maintaining a healthy diet eating meat poultry low in saturated fat and chololesterol, exercise like cardio, no smoking
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