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A. Bharath Kumar and M.S. Umashankar
The weakening of the artery causes abnormal bulging and rupture of the
artery with bleeding results in the development of an aneurysm. An aneurysm occurs in
the various vital organs in the body which include the brain, aorta, legs, and spleen.
Patients with age more than 60 years, hypertension, smoking, can drastically increase
the risk of the aortic aneurysm. The development of aneurysm rupture is influenced by
the aneurysm size, expansion rate, and uncontrolled hypertension increases the risk of
more bleeding in the arteries. The arteries of brain cells and heart are the most common
sites of developing serious aneurysm complications. The incidence of abdominal aortic
aneurysms has been increasing from the past few decades. The aortic aneurysm has an
incidence of 5-10 cases per 100,000 was seen in more than the age of 60 years. An
aneurysm is detected with a computed tomography scan, magnetic resonance image
scan, ultrasonography, angiography examinations helpful for detecting the
abnormalities in the arteries. The prevention and management of aneurysm through
lifestyle modification practices, eating a healthy diet, stress management, regular
medication adherence and maintaining controlled levels of risk factors could minimize
the future complications of an aneurysm in primary care settings.
Aneurysm, Bleeding, Hypertension, Legs, Spleen, Ultrasonography.
Department of Pharmacy Practice SRM College of Pharmacy SRM IST, Kattankulathur 603203 Tamil Nadu, India.