An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge or ballooning of the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from the heart down through the chest and tummy. An AAA expands slowly and rarely needs treatment in people under 60 years old. It can get bigger over time and could burst (rupture), causing life-threatening bleeding.
Pic: Paul Reid HSE CEO. UL Hospital Group Team includes Avril Kenny, Vascular Physiologist, Pamela Ryan, Vascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Kevin McKevitt, Vascular SpR and Mr Tony Moloney, Vascular Surgeon.