10 Common Causes of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

8. High blood Pressure

Hypertension is often associated with AAAs due to the weakening combination of the slow decline of the protein and elastic fibers of the blood vessel wall—and the increased force of blood flow against the walls of the aorta. Together, these factors weaken portions along the aorta and leave it at risk for infection and an AAA development.


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