Aneurysm Disease Treatment
The aorta is a major artery which carries oxygenated (oxygen-rich) blood from the heart to all parts of your body. The section of the aorta which runs down into the abdominal region is called the abdominal aorta. This large artery supplies blood to the lower part of your body.
The aorta, the largest artery in the body, transfers blood from the heart to the entire body. The thoracic aorta is the part of the aorta that runs down your chest. Thoracic aortic aneurysm is the bulging of the walls due at a weak area of the thoracic aorta. The bulging may further burst, causing bleeding, and shock or death. Thoracic aneurysm is treated with surgical repair.
The popliteal artery, located behind the knee, supplies oxygen-rich blood to the calf and foot. Atherosclerosis (hardened walls of an artery due to build-up of fats and cholesterol) or trauma to the popliteal artery can lead to a condition called popliteal aneurysm.
An aneurysm is a balloon like enlarged and weakened area (caused due to blood pressure) on the wall of an artery. An aneurysm can cause serious complications when it increases in size and ruptures or when blood clots block the blood flow. Aneurysms can be safely treated by surgical repair.