What Increases Your Risk
The leading risk factors for an aortic aneurysm are:
- Being over 65 years old.
- Being male.
- High blood pressure.
- Family history of aortic aneurysms in first-degree relatives (parent, brother, or sister).
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are about 5 times more common in men than in women. An aneurysm happens in about 3 to 9 men out of 100 who are older than 50.Reference 4
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery