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What is an Aneurysm

permanent localized dilation of a blood vessel, due to degeneration of vessel wall

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what are the risks for an Aneurysm

-atherosclerosis (because weakens wall of vessel)
-hypertension
-congenital defects (may be borne with cardiovascular defects then prone to vascular disease)

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Types of aneurysm

True aneurysm
False aneurysm

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False aneurysm

wall is compromised (damaged) which causes some degree of bleeding and then the wall is not able to support the lumen

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True aneurysm

wall stays intact, increase in 750% in diameter, blood stays in lumen

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Complications of aneurysm's

-rupture (most serious complication) --may lead to hemorrhage, may lead to death, rupture is the complication hemorrhage is not
-thrombosis: process of forming a thrombus: -can become distal embolization(breaks off & moves)
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Complications of aneurysm's

-rupture (most serious complication) --may lead to hemorrhage, may lead to death, rupture is the complication hemorrhage is not
-thrombosis: process of forming a thrombus: -can become distal embolization(breaks off & moves)
-pressure on other structures-- which is an issue tor vital tissues (airway, heart, brain)

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treatment of aneurysm's

go in surgically and repair aneurysm