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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Mayo Surgeon Explains Who Needs Screening, Treatment

Bulges in body’s major blood vessel can cause potentially lethal ruptures, blood clots An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition: If the body’s major blood vessel ruptures, it can prove deadly. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its recommendations on screening. Mayo Clinic vascular surgeon Peter [...]

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Mayo Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 4, 2012.  A minimally invasive procedure known as endovascular repair used for abdominal aortic aneurysms has a low rate of complications, even in high-risk patients such as those with kidney, heart or lung problems, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Researchers found that even when aneurysms ruptured, [...]

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