Aneurysm description

Learn what is an aneurysm, how it forms and what can happen if it breaks.

Aneurysm description

Review Date: 5/13/2014

Reviewed By: Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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