Citizens' Campus: The abdominal aortic aneurysm - A ticking time bomb
While there are many vascular diseases that are noticeable, such as varicose veins, especially of the leg veins, or "shop window disease" in arteriosclerosis of the pelvic and leg arteries, there are also those that can be life-threatening but are very often not detected in time. One of these diseases is abdominal aortic aneurysm. An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel that, if overstretched, threatens to burst and cause internal bleeding. Clinical symptoms as warning signs for such a disease are usually not found, the disease often remains undetected. The abdominal aorta is most frequently affected. Thus, abdominal aortic aneurysm is considered a ticking time bomb in the human body. Relatives of patients with this diagnosis are also particularly at risk. Four to five patients diagnosed with a ruptured abdominal aorta are treated at the Ilm-Kreis-Kliniken every year. Let us inform you in an interesting lecture about the risk factors, current diagnostic and therapeutic options for the diagnosis "abdominal aortic aneurysm".