Avera Medical Minute: Repairing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Live 07/22/09 - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

Avera Medical Minute: Repairing Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Live 07/22/09

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An Aortic Aneurysm is a weakening and enlargement of the aortic wall, t looks like a balloon shaped sac and can expand to several times it's normal size. There are two types, thoracic and abdominal.

Action News Reporter Nancy Naeve Brown asked Vascular Specialist Dr. J. Michael Bacharach with North Central Heart to explain how dangerous an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm can be if left untreated.
 
 
 
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