Ascending Aortic Aneurysm
Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Surgeon Thoralf M. Sundt, M.D. discusses ascending aortic aneurysm causes, diagnoses and treatment options. An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in the wall of the aorta, the body's largest arterial trunk, which carries blood from the heart to be distributed by branch arteries through the body. The aneurysm is caused by disease in the aortic wall.