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(801) 387-2800Map4401 Harrison Blvd.Ogden, UT 84403

Aortic Aneurysm

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Definition

An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in an artery. An aneurysm that occurs in the part of the aorta that's in the chest is called a thoracic aortic aneurysm. An aneurysm that occurs in the part of the aorta that's in the abdomen is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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