An aortic aneurysm (say "a-OR-tik AN-yuh-rih-zum") is a bulge in a section of the aorta, the bodys main artery. The aorta carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Because the section with the aneurysm is overstretched and weak, it can burst.
Related Journals of Aortic Aneurysm
Circulation,New England Journal of Medicine,AORN Journal, AORTA, European Heart Journal, Angiology: Open Access, The Journal of Thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.