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Aortic Aneurysm, Surgery can stop this silent danger, East Carolina University:"Abdominal aortic aneurysm" isn't a condition you hear about everyday. Yet two Mayo Clinic studies document a three-fold increase over the past 40 years. The increase may be partly due to the upsurge in smoking since World War II. Also, as more people live longer, this type of aneurysm occurs more frequently. About 15,000 Americans die each year from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Compared with the half million who die annually of heart attacks, the number of deaths due to aneurysms is small. But it's scary that an abdominal aneurysm may rupture and cause sudden death. If detected early, however, surgery eliminates this silent danger 95 percent of the time."
https://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/surgery/abAneurysm.cfm

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Aneurysm Outreach Inc.:"Aneurysm Outreach Inc., a non-profit organization, is dedicated to mobilizing people and resources to eradicate aneurysms. Our primary goals are to promote public awareness about the threat of aneurysms, especially the fact that certain families have a predisposition toward their occurrence, to stimulate and fund genetic research through advocacy and TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS and to coordinate a support network for those affected or at risk and their families."
Aneurysm Outreach Inc.
17222 Hwy. 929 Prairieville, LA 70769
Call (225) 622-1577
or email AOI@ALink.org
http://www.alink.org/

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What causes an aortic aneurysm and who is at risk? BUPA:"Most aortic aneurysms occur in the abdominal aorta, the main cause being arteriosclerosis. This is a condition in which fatty deposits are laid down in the walls of arteries, which are less elastic and weaker as a result. Major risk factors for arteriosclerosis are smoking and high blood pressure, although it also probably runs in families."
BUPA House
15-19 Bloomsbury Way
London WC1A 2BA
http://www.bupa.co.uk/individuals/health-information/directory/a/aortic-aneurysm

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Brain Aneurysm Foundation:"The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in Boston on August 19, 1994, as a public charity. The Foundation developed from a close relationship between patients and healthcare professionals who identified the need for comprehensive information and support for brain aneurysm patients, their families, and the medical community. The mission of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation is to provide support networks and educational resources to raise public awareness regarding early detection and treatment of brain aneurysms."
Brain Aneurysm Foundation
12 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 723-3870 Fax: (617) 723-8672
information@bafound.org
http://www.bafound.org/

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The Aneurysm Information Project, Columbia University:"An aneurysm is a dilation of a blood vessel (similar to a balloon) that poses a risk to health from the potential for rupture, clotting, or dissecting. Rupture of an aneurysm in the brain causes stroke, and rupture of an aneurysm in the abdomen causes shock. The abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is the most common, and the rest of this discussion will focus on the AAA."
http://www.columbia.edu/~mdt1/

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Aortic Aneurysms, Description, Healthcentral.com:"There are three common types of aortic aneurysms. Saccular and fusiform aneurysms are balloon-like swellings of the arterial wall that can occur in the portion of the aorta within the chest or, most commonly, just below the kidney in the abdomen."
comments@healthcentral.com
http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclopedia/408/447.html

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What is an Aneurysm? Mamashealth.com:"A brain Aneurysm, also called a cerebral or intracranial aneurysm, is a weak bulge in the blood vessel in the brain. The bulge is similar to a bulge in an inner tube or a thin balloon. There are also aneurysms that are not present in the brain. Aneurysms can occur in any blood vessel in the body. They tend to form where the artery divides or branches off."
Mamashealth.com
PO Box 361045, Los Angeles, CA 90036
http://www.mamashealth.com/aneurysm.asp

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Intracranial Aneurysms, Mount Sinai School of Medicine:"What is a cerebral aneurysm? How common are aneurysms? What causes aneurysms to form? How do patients with aneurysms present to the doctor? Incidentally discovered, unruptured, or asymptomatic intracranial aneurysms Diagnostic Tests for Intracranial Aneurysms Treatment Options for Intracranial Aneurysms Optimal Treatment Aneurysm Case Presentations."
One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, New York 10029
http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/aortic-aneurysm

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What is Cerebral Aneurysm? NINDS Cerebral Aneurysm Information Page, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:"A cerebral aneurysm is the dilation, bulging or ballooning out of part of the wall of a vein or artery in the brain. The disorder may result from congenital defects or from other conditions such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries), or head trauma. Cerebral aneurysms can occur at any age, although they are more common in adults than in children and are slightly more common in women than in men. The signs and symptoms of an unruptured cerebral aneurysm will partly depend on its size and rate of growth."
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801, Bethesda, MD 20824
Voice: (800) 352-9424 or (301) 496-5751, TTY (for people using adaptive equipment): (301) 468-5981
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/cerebral_aneurysm.htm

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Aneurysm & AVM Support site, State University of West Georgia:"The purpose of this Aneurysm & AVM Support site is not to echo data from many other informative Web pages, but instead, will be a place for survivors, their families, and those whom have lost loved ones to aneurysms, to exchange experiences, pre- and post aneurysm diagnosis. That stated, I hasten to add that any narrative, medical or anecdotal, regarding any type of vascular aneurysm, is, and shall always be, welcomed and encouraged."
State University of West Georgia
1600 Maple St. Carrollton, GA 30118
(770) 836-6500
http://www.westga.edu/~wmaples/aneurysm.html

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Subclavian Artery Aneurysm: Frequently Asked Questions:"What are the causes of Aneurysm of the Subclavian Artery? The most common causes are arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), thoracic outlet obstruction (a mechanical, poststenotic dilation), post-traumatic (i.e. gun-shot, blunt trauma), aberrant (malposition) right subclavian artery and miscellaneous. Rare causes include: syphilis, tuberculosis and abnormalities of the vessel wall (fibromuscular dysplasia)."
http://stu.westga.edu/~wmaples/subclav.html

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