- by Dr. Sunil Dwivedi
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- Feb 09 2017
Complications of abdominal aortic aneurysm
he main complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm is tears in the wall of the aorta (dissection). Life-threatening internal bleeding can ensue of an AAA ruptures. The risk of rupture is greater in large aneurysms.
Signs and symptoms indicating that aortic aneurysm has burst are:
- Onset of sudden, sharp and persistent abdominal or back pain
- Pain that radiates to your back or legs
- Increased sweating
- Cold and clammy skin
- Decreased blood pressure
- Rapid pulse
- Loss of consciousness
- Shortness of breath
Development of blood clots is another complication of aortic aneurysms. Small blood clots can develop in the area of the aortic aneurysm. A loose clot that breaks away from the wall of an aneurysm can block a blood vessel elsewhere in the body, causing pain or blocking the blood flow to the legs, toes, kidneys or abdominal organs.
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