About Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms | Q&A

Assistant Professor of Surgery Christopher Abularrage and Associate Professor of Surgery James Black discuss abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms.

Questions answered:
1. What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm? (:02)
2. What is a thoracic aneurysm? (:20)
3. What causes aneurysms? (:45)
4. How is an aneurysm diagnosed or detected? (1:06)
5. What are the symptoms of a thoracic aneurysm? (1:24)
6. What are the symptoms of abdominal aneurysms? (1:50)
7. Who is at risk for developing aneurysms? (2:15)
8 Are there other risk factors? (2:42)
9. What role do high cholesterol and genetic disorders play in aneurysms? (3:38)
10. When are aneurysms treated? (4:09)
11. What are the tests to determine treatment for aneurysm? (4:35)



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