Aneurysm is a condition in which the lining of the blood vessel called the aorta is enlarged within the abdomen posing a threat because they are usually silent until a medical emergency occurs. AAA occurs when the walls of the arteries become weak and bulge out in the part of the aorta that passes through the abdomen. It can be caused by injuries, high blood pressure, and artery disease. .Many people with abdominal aortic aneurysm do not experience symptoms.
The abdominal aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body and the main artery that originates in the heart. The most common location for an AAA is between where the aorta divides to supply blood to the kidneys and where it divides to supply blood to the pelvis and legs. You will be asked to uncover your abdomen area and the technician will scan and take measurement. $65.00